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Two Motel 6 locations in Phoenix — including 4130 North Black Canyon Highway, pictured — were the sites of at least 20 ICE arrests between February and August.
October 11, 2017

2017 Hillman Prizes

  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism

    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalism

    For reporting on the Trump Foundation and 2016 presidential election

    The Washington Post
  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism

    “Choosing a School For My Daughter in a Segregated City”

    New York Times Magazine
  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism

    “Dying For Help: Fixing The Nation’s Emergency Response System”

    WXIA-TV, Atlanta
  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Web Journalism

    “Code of Silence”

    The Intercept
  • 2017 Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism
    The American Prospect
  • 2017 George Barrett Award Winner
    Legal Director, Forward Justice

About the Foundation

The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good.

Our awards and programs honor the legacy and vision of union pioneer and New Deal architect Sidney Hillman.

Hillman Prizes

United States

2017 Hillman Prize winners

2017 Hillman Prize winners announced! Call for Entries for 2018 prizes will open Nov 15, 2017. Deadline Jan 30.

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2017 Canadian Hillman Prize winners

2017 Canadian Hillman Prize winners announcedCall for Entries for 2018 prize will open Nov 1, 2017. Deadline Jan 15.

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New & Notable

Call for Entries for 2018 Hillman Prizes will open November 15, 2017. Deadline January 30.

The next #LaborTalks event will be on October 24 with author Dan Katz. RSVP here.

On Oct 19, we co-sponsored with CUNY’s Murphy Institute a discussion about #BlackLivesMatter and #Fightfor15 with Hillman judge, Jelani Cobb, Alicia Garza and Kendall Fells. Watch video here

On Jan 15, Hillman co-sponsored an all-day conference with the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Prospect called “The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies”. See more here

On Sept 11, the Hillman Foundation hosted “Your Shirt Off Their Backs,” a panel discussion on sweatshops, labor, and the global economy. See photos and video of the event.

In case you missed “Stuck in Segregation” at the Schomburg Center with Farai Chideya, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Richard Rothstein and Patrick Sharkey, you can watch the livestream video here, and download a PDF of Rothstein’s “Segregation Never Really Ended: The Link Between Housing and Education” here.