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Social Justice Awards Past Winners

2016

Lifetime Achievement

Ashley Bryan, Professor Emeritus of Studio Art and Award Winning Children's Book Author and Illustrator created children's books to bring the oral traditions of Africa to life. 

Ongoing Commitment

Nancy Bloomfield ’99, Co-founder of Cover Home Repair and Executive Director of The Family Place, Nancy has committed herself to serving the Upper Valley community. 

Emerging Leadership

David Gordon ’00, Founder and Director for Collaboration for Locally-Driven Improvement in Pediatrics.  His work focuses on quality improvement initiatives that improve outcomes among children in resource-limited hospitals.

Student Group

Urban Health Scholars is a Geisel student group whose mission is to train medical students interested in serving medically underserved populations in urban settings. 

Holly Fell Sateia Award

Keiselim “Keysi” Montás , Associate Director of the Department of Safety and Security, involved in many aspects of diversity, race relations and cultural and social justice both on campus and off. 

Lester B. Granger ’18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Christopher Keating ’86, Executive Director of the Judicial Council, Public Defenders Office of New Hampshire, working to sustain and improve indigent defense in rural New Hampshire. 

2015

Lifetime Achievement

Constance Clery, Founder, Clery Center for Security on Campus and leadership in passage of 28 state and 6 federal laws, including the Jeanne Clery Act, designed to improve campus safety.

Ongoing Commitment

Frank Venegas, Jr., Founder, Ideal Group. Commitment to community service, access to education, stabilizing neighborhoods, and providing opportunities to youth and families in Southwest Detroit.

Student Group

Co-Fired, Advocacy group for human rights and equal legal and social treatment of undocumented immigrants.

Holly Fell Sateia Award

Gabrielle Lucke, Vermont State Representative, Dartmouth College. Commitment to diversity and social justice at Dartmouth and in her community.

Lester B. Granger ’18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Richard Joseph ’65, Academic scholarship, policy analysis and program action in democratic and peace building initiatives in Africa.

2014 

Lifetime Achievement

Andrew Wells III, Innovator, educator and job creator working with disadvantaged Native Americans.

Ongoing Commitment

Kirsten Gillibrand ’88, NY Senator and proponent of LGBT rights, worked to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell and support of victims of sexual assault in the military.

Emerging Leadership 

Lia Carnie Monahon ’98, Attorney fighting for prisoners rights and protecting juveniles sentenced to life without parole.

Holly Fell Sateia Award

Christine Crabb ’90, Continuous commitment to building Dartmouth's MLK and Social Justice Celebrations.

Lester B. Granger ’18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Martin Cetron ’81, Advocate on behalf of refugees and combat foreign and domestic health disparities.

2013

Lifetime Achievement

The Barnet Family: William Barnet II34, Mary Barnet, William Barnet III64,Tu65, Laurence Barnet 68, Carol Barnet Fuchs P90.  Commitment to proving disadvantaged youth with access to education.

Ongoing Commitment

Steven Cosson 90, Artistic Director, The Civilians. Uses theatre as a means to explore and raise consciousness about social issues

Student Group

Dartmouth Graduate Veterans Association, Works to unite, mobilize and advocate for veterans in Dartmouth's Graduate Studies Programs.

Holly Fell Sateia Award

Joseph F. O'Donnell, MED71; For his work addressing health disparities, preparing students as advocates for health, and using education to help reshape our health care system.

Lester B. Granger 18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Karen GJ Lewis 74, NBCT, President, Chicago Teachers Union. The CTU advances and promotes high quality public education to improve teaching and learning conditions.

2012

Ongoing Commitment

Chidi C. Achebe DMS96, President & CEO, Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center

Emerging Leadership 

Rebecca M Heller 05, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project; provides direct legal aid to refugees overseas.

Jessica R. Lawson 04, Co-founder & Assoc. Dir., Mariposa DR Foundation, working with women/girls in Dominican Republic

Student Group

Students for Africa, Raise awareness about economic and political issues affecting the African Continent.

Lester B. Granger 18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Michael W. Mascari 65, Executive Director, AHRC Nassau & Affiliates, Working with persons with developmental disabilities

2011

Lifetime Achievement and Service

Holly Fell Sateia MALS82, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, Emerita, Dartmouth College

Ongoing Commitment

Gregorio A. Millett 90, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of National AIDS Policy, Domestic Policy Council, The White House, Senior Scientist, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michael Dorsey, Asst. Professor, Environmental Studies Program, and Director, Climate Justice Research Project, Dartmouth College, Visiting Scholar at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies' Climate Change Initiative

Student Group

Dartmouth Chapter of Habitat for Humanity

Lester B. Granger 18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Jan R. Tarjan 74, Former Senior Program Officer for Local Service, Tucker Foundation, Dartmouth College 

2010

Ongoing Commitment

Cathleen D. Caron 92, Founder and Executive Director,Global Workers Justice Alliance; Lawyer

Emerging Leadership 

Methembe Ndlovu 97, Co-founder and Zimbabwe Program Director, Grassroot Soccer (HIV/AIDS prevention)

Student Group

*Dartmouth Medical School Chapter of Physicians for Human Rights

Lester B. Granger 18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Peter H. Kilmarx 83, DMS90, Chief, Epidemiology Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 *Now Geisel School of Medicine

2009

Ongoing Commitment

Ricki Stern 87, Filmmaker: The End of America; The Devil Came on Horseback; The Trials of Darryl Hunt (genocide/ Darfur; incarceration); Founder of BreakThru Films

Emerging Leadership 

Dr. Milton Ochieng 04 and Frederick Ochieng 05, founders of the Lwala Health Clinic in Kenya and of the Lwala Community Alliance

Student Group

DREAM (Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring), Dartmouth chapter, a student-led mentoring organization that matches Dartmouth College students with youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods

Lester B. Granger 18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Kul Chandra Gautam 72, Former Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations, and Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

 

2008

Ongoing Commitment

Allison Barlow 86, Native Public Health

Emerging Leadership

Renai Rodney 99, Law, Mentoring project

Anne Sosin 02, Haiti violence against women, human rights

Student Group

Dartmouth Ends Hunger

MEDLIFE

Lester B. Granger 18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Stephen Atwood 68, DMS70, Public Health/Asia

2007

Ongoing Commitment

James Butterworth TU91, Film, Seoul Train

Emerging Leadership 

Paul Holzer 00, Latin American Youth/education

Student Group

Mascoma Clinic, Group run by DMS* students, provides free healthcare to underserved residents of Enfield, Canaan and other NH towns. 

Lester B. Granger 18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Karen Kramer Hein DMS68, HIV/AIDs prevention/adolescents, tsunami relief, refugee camps

Thomas Wahman 60, Voting rights, Civil rights program developer

*Now Geisel School of Medicine

2006

Ongoing Commitment

Thokozani  Xaba 89, Redeveloping South Africa (poverty, HIV/AIDS, Youth)

Matthew Wilson ’83, Nuclear policy, Toxics Action Center, Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.

Emerging Leadership 

Meleia Willis-Starbuck 07, Multiculturalism and child advocacy, Awarded posthumously

Student Groups

Darfur Action Group

Engineers Without Borders

Outdoor Leadership Experience

Lester B. Granger 18 Award for Lifetime Achievement

Nick Kotz 55, Journalism: worker safety, war on poverty, civil rights era, war and peace, hunger, unions

Grace Paley, Author, antiwar, feminist, antinuclear, Dartmouth Honorary Degree Recipient 1998

2005

Lifetime Achievement

William Sloane Coffin, Civil Rights activist, hunger, anti-war, disarmament, homelessness, poverty

Ongoing Commitment

Jeffrey Swartz TU84, Business and service/City Year

Emerging Leadership 

Jennifer Rottman 02, hunger and homelessness

ThomasClark92, DMS01, Grassroot Soccer; Public Health; HIV/AIDS; Africa

Student Group

Girls Mentoring - DMS* Community Service Committee 

Lester B. Granger 18 Award for Lifetime Achievement**

David Shipler 64, Journalist: race, class, group identity, foreign affairs, working poor

Trudell Guerue Jr. 74, Legal Rights Center

*Now Geisel School of Medicine

**2005 was the first year the Granger Award was incorporated into the Social Justice Awards

2004

Lifetime Achievement

Jonathan Moore 54, P87, US Ambassador to the UN and rep to its Economic and Social Council; humanitarian relief, human rights, refugees, development, environmental issues

Ongoing Commitment

Juan Cartagena 78, Voting rights, civil rights lawyer

Douglas Tyson 81, Public charter school

Emerging Leadership 

Joyce Sackey-Acheampong 85, DMS89, Public Health; HIV/AIDS; Africa

 

2003

Lifetime Achievement

Joan & Allen Bildner 47, TU48, Human and intergroup relations, diversity on college campuses, Bildner Endowment to develop diversity programming, Bildner Urban Summer Program, New Jersey Campus Diversity Initiative

James Nachtwey 70, War photographer

Ongoing Commitment

Kathleen Allden, Medical Director, International Survivors Center; torture victims, human rights abuses, refugees, asylum seekers

Kimberley Porteus 88, Africa—education, health policy, liberation and democrative grassroots orgs, marginalized children, poverty, education, violence

Emerging Leadership 

Mattie Richardson 91, Writer and activist: racism, homophobia, sexism, Native American sovereignty, sexual assault, South Africa, campuses, lesbians of color

2002

Lifetime Achievement

James Strickler 50, DMS51, Medicine

John Topping 64, Environment

Ongoing Commitment

Beth Robinson 86, Lawyer, VT Civil Unions

Emerging Leadership 

Miranda Johnson 97, Staff Attorney, Advocates for Children of New York; Consultant at United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF);

Last Updated: 2/22/16