The Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven Award recognizes an activist group, in the region of the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, that puts the ideals of the Critical Political Science Section, “to making the study of political science relevant to building a more democratic and egalitarian economic, social, and political order,” into practice.
Familias Unidas por la Justicia
Michael Forman (chair), Edwin Daniel Jacob, Kevin Funk, Frances Fox Piven (honorary)
Familias Unidas por la Justicia is an independent farm workers’ union based in Burlington, Washington. Most of its 400 or so members are indigenous Tiqui and Mixteco people. In 2016, after a long battle in the fields and courts with one of the largest fruit and vegetable producers in the Pacific Northwest (Sakuma Bros.), FUP won legal recognition and later a contract then guaranteeing their members a minimum of $15/hour. FUP has also successfully engaged with the State in an effort to improve working conditions in Washington. And they have been involved with other groups and on behalf of members in support of people detained by ICE. Finally, through their Economy and Ecology Project and their connections with other activist groups, they have worked toward sustainability and food security in the region.
2020: East Side Arts Alliance and Cultural Center, Oakland, California
2019: Black Lives Matter, DC
2018: Young Abolitionists, Boston
2017: LeftRoots, San Francisco
2016: Urban Tree Connection, Philadelphia
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Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2022
|Joseph Peschek, Chair||Hamline University||
|Kevin Funk||Spring Hill Collegeemail@example.com|
|Robert Velez||University of Texas, Rio Grande Valleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Frances Fox Piven (Honorary)||CUNY Graduate Centeremail@example.com|