The Seattle Public Library Foundation congratulates Sophia Carey, Isabel Emery, and Sylvie Corwin, recipients of the 2018 Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship!
Now in it’s fifth year, the scholarship honors the legacy of Library supporter, community leader, and activist Stimson Bullitt, who believed that courageous civic leadership could improve the lives of people in our community both now and in the future. Students are challenged to write an essay about an individual or group of individuals from Washington state who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political or professional risk.
This year’s three winning essays focus on Maru Mora-Villalpando, a community organizer who advocates for immigrant rights, Native American Chief Leschi, who resisted the resettlement of his people in the 1800s, and a group of five climate activists who temporarily shut down the Keystone pipeline in 2016.
Hear Me Out: Maru Mora-Villalpando, the Deportation Machine, and the Universal Meaning of Liberation
Sophia is attending the University of Washington.
Chief Leschi: The Story of a True American (dedicated to Charles Emery)
Isabel is attending Loyola University.
Oil and Activists Don’t Mix: How Five Individuals Shut Down Five Pipelines
Sylvia is attending Whitman College.