The Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards, founded in 1979, honor those who breathe life into these freedoms, and often go above and beyond to support First Amendment rights, which is especially important today. We’re thrilled to honor our 2018 awardees:
• Lifetime Achievement Award: Joan Bertin, former executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship;
• Arts & Entertainment Award: Simon Tam, leader of the Asian-American rock band, The Slants;
• Book Publishing Award: Laura Kipnis, author, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus;”
• Education Award: Allison Stanger, professor of International Politics and Economics, Middlebury College;
• Journalism Award: Jamie Kalven, independent journalist.