Iris Marion Young Award Ceremony | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Iris Marion Young Award Ceremony

November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Nominations for this year's Iris Marion Young Awards (Staff, Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate) are welcome through October 6.  View the Call for Nominations here.

The awards ceremony will include a moderated discussion among award winners about the themes of community engagement, organizing, and bridging theory and practice. All are welcome to attend this free event. 

The Young Award for Political Engagement honors Iris Marion Young, a philosopher and social theorist of international renown.  At Pitt, Young was a galvanizing presence, active in the then Women's Studies Program as well as within GSPIA. During her time in Pittsburgh, Young volunteered and organized on behalf of peace and social justice, fair labor practices, adult literacy, and children’s rights, among other causes, and she worked to combat hate groups and poverty. She died in 2006 of cancer.  We now honor Young’s memory by recognizing members of the Pitt community whose actions have had political impact within the University or beyond.  Learn more about the award and past winners here.

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