The 2021 Clara Lemlich Awards

April 21, 2021

A project of Labor Arts, the Clara Lemlich Awards for Social Activism recognize living legends, women no younger than 80 who have made tremendous contributions through their social, cultural, and political activism. Puffin salutes these remarkable women and has long supported the awards.

Mark your calendars… this year’s ceremony will take place May 10th. You can register here.

2021 Honorees
Barbara Dane – Activist Singer
Suelika Cabrera Drinane – Advocate for the Elderly
Debby King – Union Fighter
Wilhelmina Perry – LGBT Convener
Muriel Tillinghast – Movement Organizer

The award is named for Clara Lemlich, a Jewish immigrant who began organizing as a young garment worker, which led to her being blacklisted. Undeterred, she then devoted herself to the cause of suffrage, and throughout her long life she continued to organize on behalf of consumers and laborers and for the cause of peace.

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