Long-Time Activists of Color Invited to Apply for Sabbatical Program

Deadline: December 15, 2007
The Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program is committed to advancing
progressive social change by helping to sustain long-time activists of

The program honors those who have devoted their lives to helping their communities organize for racial, social, economic, and environmental justice, and provides resources for these organizers to take sabbaticals for reflection and renewal.
To qualify for an Alston/Bannerman Fellowship, applicants must be a person of color; have more than ten years of community organizing experience; be committed to continuing to work for social change; and live in the United States or its territories. Both full-time and volunteer activists are eligible to apply.
Fellows receive a $25,000 award to take sabbaticals of three months or more.
Fellows are expected to stop their day-to-day work activities for at least three months and devote that time to activities that are substantially different from their normal routine. Fellows have the freedom to use their sabbaticals however they think will best re-energize them for the work ahead. Past fellows have used the time and resources to travel, study, visit with other activists, read, relax, acquire new skills, explore new interests, spend time with their families, restore their health, plan, evaluate, and “just be still.”
Visit the program’s Web site for complete program details.
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