2016 – TBA October 1, 2016
Nominations are now open! Click here for the Award Nomination Form
2014 – Ronault LS Catalani (Polo)
Polo is the second of his Manado mother and Catalan father’s four sons. Their family was expelled from Indonesia, asylumed in the Netherlands, then resettled in the US. His undergrad and graduate work was in documenting human migrations into Western Europe, out of East Africa and the Middle East. He is a Fellow of the International Court of Justice, a Howard University Reginald Heber Smith Fellow, and a William Stafford Literary Arts Fellow.
Polo is an activist lawyer on the West Coast, the Midwest, and Southeast Asia. That work has been broadcast on PBS Imaging America and on Religion & Ethics; on Wisconsin and Oregon Public Radio; it has been featured in New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Wisconsin Journal, and The Oregonian. His work for the City of Portland has received 13 local, state, national, and international honors, in eight years.
Polo is the author of Counter Culture, Immigrant Stories told from Portland Cafe’s Counters – and The Asian Reporter just published his 1000th column.
2012 – Inaugural: Dr. Phyllis Lee