CSPG's Honorees

Since 1995, CSPG has been honoring people who exemplify our mission of advancing the power of art to educate and inspire people to action. The titles of the awards came from posters in our collection:

Art is a Hammer Award

Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it Vladimir Mayakovsky

 

Historian of the Lions Award

Until the lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter  African Proverb

 

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation Award

Culture contains the seed of opposition becoming the flower of liberation — Amílcar Cabral

2019

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Art is a Hammer:

Micah Bazant

Historian of the Lions:

Sabina Virgo & Kwazi Nkrumah

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Nallelí Cobo

2014

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Art is a Hammer:

Samella Lewis

Historian of the Lions:

Larry Gross & Scott Tucker

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Dolores Huerta

2011

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Art is a Hammer:

Doug Minkler

Historian of the Lions:

Angela Davis

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Reverend James & Dorothy Lawson

2008

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Art is a Hammer:

John Carr & Yo! What Happened to Peace?

Historian of the Lions:

Erin Aubry Kaplan

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Susan Adelman & Claudio Llanos

2005

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Art is a Hammer:

Taller Tupac Amaru / Jesus Barraza & Favianna Rodriguez

Historian of the Lions:

Sandra Levinson & Center for Cuban Studies (New York)

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Marge Tabankin & Earl Katz

2002

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Art is a Hammer:

Wendell Collins

Historian of the Lions:

Norma Chinchilla & Nora Hamilton

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Paul Conrad

1999

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Art is a Hammer:

Robbie Conal

Historian of the Lions:

Midnight Special Bookstore

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Getty Grant Program

1996

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Art is a Hammer:

Sheila Pinkel

Historian of the Lions:

Shifra Goldman

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Tom Patchett

2016

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Art is a Hammer:

Mariona Barkus

Historian of the Lions:

Lincoln Cushing

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Bryonn Bain

2013

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Art is a Hammer:

Cheri Gaulke & Sue Maberry

Historian of the Lions:

Diane Luby Lane & the Get Lit Players

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Sonia Mercado & R. Samuel Paz

2010

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Art is a Hammer:

Ricardo Levins Morales

Historian of the Lions:

Robert Scheer & Narda Zacchino

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Youth Justice Coalition

2015

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Art is a Hammer:

Jos Sances

Historian of the Lions:

Sonali Kolhatkar

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Gilda Haas & Gary Phillips

2012

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Art is a Hammer:

Andy Zermeño

Historian of the Lions:

Joan Sekler

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Tom Morello

2009

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Art is a Hammer:

Juan Fuentes

Historian of the Lions:

David Kunzle

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

June Wayne

2007

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Art of Resistance:

Barbara Kruger

Historian of the Lions:

Rudy Acuña

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Barbara & Douglas Hadsell

2004

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Art is a Hammer:

Barbara Carrasco

Historian of the Lions:

Culture Clash (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, Herbert Sigüenza)

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Betty & Stanley Sheinbaum

Special Founders Award: 

Aris Anagnos

2001

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Art is a Hammer:

Guerrilla Girls

Historian of the Lions:

Laurie Ochoa

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Susan Grode

1998

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Art is a Hammer:

Carlos Cortéz

Historian of the Lions:

Elizabeth Martínez

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Doran Ross

2006

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Art is a Hammer:

Emory Douglas

Historian of the Lions:

Moctesuma Esparza

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Cynthia Anderson-Barker & Tim Barker

2003

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Art is a Hammer:

Lalo Alcaraz

Historian of the Lions:

Code Pink, Women for Peace

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Mary Brent Wehrli

Emma Goldman Award: 

David Clennon

2000

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Art is a Hammer:

Rupert García

Historian of the Lions:

Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department

1997

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Art is a Hammer:

Malaquías Montoya

Historian of the Lions:

Sister Karen Boccalero

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Culture of Liberation:

Ed Pearl

1995

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Special Founders Award:

Aris & Carolyn Anagnos