May 12, 2012

Stephanie McMillan Wins RFK Journalism Award

Stephanie McMillan wins the RFK Award for her Code Green comics and her new
illustrated report on the Occupy Movement, The Beginning of the American Fall

Our good friend Stephanie McMillan has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Cartoons! Here's an excerpt from the Washington Post article about Stephanie's award:

McMillan — a comics journalist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and contributor to the site Cartoon Movement — was recognized for ”The Beginning of the American Fall” (her reporting on the Occupy movement) and her “Code Green” editorial cartoons that focus “exclusively on the environmental emergency.”

“The award is supposed to honor work that furthers the cause of social justice, and I’m gratified that my work is viewed that way,” McMillan tells Comic Riffs on Tuesday. “Contributing to the fight for social justice is, indeed, the reason I do the work in the first place.

“I’m also happy that the environment is seen as a social-justice issue,” McMillan continues. “The more we can connect the fight to stop the destruction of our planet with the struggle for liberation of humanity, the better chance for success we may have with both goals.”


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