Forward Community Investments’ Nan Cheney March For Justice Award Reception will be held Thursday, May 25, 5-7 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.
Centro Hispano Executive Director Karen Menendez Coller is the first recipient of the $15,000 March for Justice Award. The award was inspired by Nan Cheney, a gentle but invariably effective social activist who lived her life as a champion of economic and social justice. There was little Nan wouldn’t do for a cause she believed in: she traveled to Selma to march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, hit the front lines at immigration reform rallies and helped found the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice and the Social Justice Center. Nan embodied what it meant to be courageous, passionate and principled.