Call for nominations for 2019 Activist of the Year and Community organizer of the Year Awards
We are pleased to announce the Solidarity Uganda Awards 2019. Every Year, Solidarity Uganda recognizes strategic, courageous and progressive members of society who immensely contribute towards social and political change. There are two awards given each year one being Activist of the year and the other Community organizer of the year.
Nominations are now open.
Join us in celebrating the contributions and achievements of individuals who have selflessly contributed to the social and political change in our communities and country at large.
Who deserves an Award?
The awards recognize individuals who have fearlessly contributed to the attainment of social and political change in our communities. Awards recipients include activists and community organizers in Uganda whose personal example of resilience inspires other members of society to stand up to injustice and human rights violations.
Who is an activist?
An activist is a person who campaigns for some kind of change. It can be social or political. For instance when you participate in or organize a march protesting an unjust eviction you’re an activist. Someone who’s actively involved in a protest or a political or social cause can be called an activist. Demonstrations, strikes, and sit-ins are all ways that activists work toward achieving the change that they desire.
Who is a Community Organizer?
A Community organizer is an individual devoted to restoring democracy at the grassroots level and energizing citizens to become a more active member of their society. Community organizers focus on helping build broken social systems, bringing about meaningful changes to peoples’ lives, and empowering vulnerable or oppressed populations. Community organizing has the goal of uniting local citizens around a common concern, ranging from preventing crime, fighting corruption, prejudice and any form of injustice. All they do is done collectively with community members.
- Activists and Community Organizers should nominate themselves or nominate an activist or Community Organizer they feel has greatly contributed towards social and political change within 2019. The person nominating should be able to detail why they are nominating whoever they are nominating.
- Any member of the public passionate about social and political change is eligible to nominate someone or themselves.
Many local heroes go unnoticed. Here’s your chance to do something nice. Submit the name of a person who you believe should be recognized for his or her outstanding contributions to the community or country
Please take time to nominate friends, colleagues or comrades who deserve to be celebrated.
Deadline for nomination is 30th August, 2019
Please email your nomination and (or) any supporting documentation like pictures, letters articles, etc to firstname.lastname@example.org
Download nomination form here