Piven is being honored for her commitment to poor and working people and for her work in bridging the worlds of academia and activism to advance humanizing social policy reform.
The Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling winner was a climate change whistleblower who fought government suppresion of science.
Former Puffin/Nation Prize winner Bill McKibben has been instrumental in what's expected to be the largest environmental protest in history.
The 2013 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling winner was detained as he attempted to board a plane after a reporting trip to the US-Mexico border. He has since been released.
Find out how to nominate someone for the 2017 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship.
The selection committee is pleased to announce that Theresa Lau is the 2014 recipient of the Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties.
Poitras and Snowden accepted The Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling on April 30.