Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage Ceremony and Reception

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Carnegie Institution Building

1530 P Street NW

Washington, DC 20005

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The Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage was established by Mr. Callaway in 1990. The Award recognizes individuals in any area of endeavor who, with integrity and at some personal risk, take a public stance to advance truth and justice, and who challenged prevailing conditions in pursuit of the common good. Toward this end, Mr. Callaway endowed The Shafeek Nader Trust for the Community Interest with a special fund to administer this annual award honoring citizens for their civic courage.

The Trust was created to extend the civic values of Shafeek Nader, community advocate and founder of the Northwestern Connecticut Community College. A tax-exempt organization, the Trust has the task of advancing the ability of citizens to participate and shape the quality of democracy in their communities.

The 2017 Award Recipients are:

Joel Clement. Upholding the highest standards of his civil service oath as a senior federal official, he blew the whistle on the Trump Administration’s Interior Department for using personnel reassignment to shut down climate change programs, muzzle scientists and undermine subject matter experts.

Megan Rice, Michael R. Walli, Greg Boertje-Obed. Courageous activists who waged peace against nuclear weapons by taking their non-violent message of conscience inside the highly-guarded Y-12 Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN.

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Carnegie Institution Building

1530 P Street NW

Washington, DC 20005

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