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July 12, 2017

2017 Hillman Prizes

  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism

    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

    Crown
  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalism

    For reporting on the Trump Foundation and 2016 presidential election

    The Washington Post
  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism

    “Choosing a School For My Daughter in a Segregated City”

    New York Times Magazine
  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism

    “Dying For Help: Fixing The Nation’s Emergency Response System”

    WXIA-TV, Atlanta
  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Web Journalism

    “Code of Silence”

    The Intercept
  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism
    The American Prospect
  • 2017 George Barrett Award Winner
    Legal Director, Forward Justice

About the Foundation

The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good.

Our awards and programs honor the legacy and vision of union pioneer and New Deal architect Sidney Hillman.

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2017 Canadian Hillman Prize winners

2017 Canadian Hillman Prize winners announced!

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New & Notable

The third #LaborTalks event will be on May 11 with Michael Kazin and his new book War Against War. More and RSVP here

The second #LaborTalks event will be on April 26 with @sarahljaffe and her book Necessary Trouble! More and RSVP here.

#LaborTalks, Wed March 15, 7pm, first in a new series of activist literary discussions co-sponsored with Workmen’s Circle and BISR. First, Ruth Sergel and her new book, See You in the Streets: Art, Action, and Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. RSVP here.

Oct 6, 6:30pm @1199SEIU, SACTWU former General Secretary, Johnny Copelyn, discusses South Africa labor and politics

March 22 at the Schomburg Center, co-sponsoring a discussion on advancing justice for black women and girls. More details.

On Oct 19, we co-sponsored with CUNY’s Murphy Institute a discussion about #BlackLivesMatter and #Fightfor15 with Hillman judge, Jelani Cobb, Alicia Garza and Kendall Fells. Watch video here

On Jan 15, Hillman co-sponsored an all-day conference with the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Prospect called “The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies”. See more here

On Sept 11, the Hillman Foundation hosted “Your Shirt Off Their Backs,” a panel discussion on sweatshops, labor, and the global economy. See photos and video of the event.

In case you missed “Stuck in Segregation” at the Schomburg Center with Farai Chideya, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Richard Rothstein and Patrick Sharkey, you can watch the livestream video here, and download a PDF of Rothstein’s “Segregation Never Really Ended: The Link Between Housing and Education” here.