The Berger-Marks Foundation has announced it will award 2011-2012 BLF Fellow Lydia Edwards with an Award of Distinction for her work on behalf Brazilian domestic workers. The awards honor women age 35 or younger who have already distinguished themselves as leaders of the social justice movement. Lydia will be presented with the award on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the National Press Club.
The Berger-Marks Foundation was created by bequest of Broadway composer Gerald Marks (“All of Me”) in honor of his wife, Edna Berger, who rose from being a receptionist to the first woman organizer of The Newspaper Guild. The official press release announcing the award recipients can be found here.