Van Jones, Co-founder and Board Member of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, for his inspirational and galvanizing work in youth and civil right activism.
In the spirit of the Robert C. Kirkwood Award, made to an individual in recognition of outstanding community service, commitment, and inspired leadership.
Malcolm Margolin, Writer, Publisher, and Founder of Heyday Books, for promoting California’s diverse cultures for more than 30 years, and for bringing voice, visibility, and value to multicultural, multilingual communities.
In the spirit of the Helen Crocker Russell Award, made to an under-recognized, mature artist who has made a significant and ongoing contribution in the Bay Area.
Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, Organizer, Educator, Writer, for building unity and alliances across traditional racial and gender lines, and for serving as a selfless and inspirational advocate for oppressed peoples around the world.
In the spirit of The San Francisco Foundation Award, made to an individual demonstrating exemplary commitment to improving human relations in the Bay Area.
Asian Women’s Shelter, a cornerstone in the Asian Pacific Islander and anti-domestic violence communities, for its dedication to assisting Asian women and children escape family violence and rebuild their lives.
In the spirit of the John R. May Award, made for organizational initiatives in response to a significant contemporary problem.