For immediate release
May 10, 2007
Harry Belafonte to Receive UNITE HERE Officer’s Award
Sidney Hillman Journalism Awards Presentation
Annual Ceremony Recognizes Works that Contribute to Social and Economic Justice
WHAT: The Sidney Hillman Foundation Journalism Awards Presentation
WHO: Harry Belafonte, Artist and Activist
Danny Glover, Actor and Activist
Bruce Raynor, General President, UNITE HERE
David Montgomery, Farnam Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University
Journalism Award recipients, to be announced May 18 in The New York Times
WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 6:00 pm
WHERE: UNITE HERE New York Joint Board, 31 West 15th Street, Manhattan
WHY: Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has recognized journalists, writers, and public figures whose work contributes to social and economic justice. Annual awards are given in the following categories: Books (non-fiction), Newspaper Reporting, Magazine Reporting, Broadcast Journalism (including television and radio), Photojournalism, and Blogs.
A UNITE HERE Officer’s Award will also be presented this year to artist and activist Harry Belafonte, in recognition of his life long commitment to social justice and civil rights. Actor and activist Danny Glover will present the award to Mr. Belafonte.
The Foundation’s judges this year are Hendrik Hertzberg, Senior Editor, The New Yorker; Susan Meiselas, independent photojournalist; Harold Meyerson, Executive Editor, The American Prospect; and Rose Arce, Senior Producer, CNN. Bruce Raynor, president of UNITE HERE, serves as president of the Foundation.
For more information, please see www.hillmanfoundation.org.
TO RSVP: For press credentials or more information, please contact Amanda Cooper, (212) 332-9376.