28 Jan 2019
Call for Nominations for Barbara Chester Award

The Hopi Foundation has announced that nominations are open for the 2019 Barbara Chester Award to Clinicians and Healing Practitioners for their work with Survivors of Torture.

Call for Nominations for Barbara Chester Award

In honor of the life and work of Dr. Barbara Chester, The Hopi Foundation has established an award for outstanding clinicians/practitioners who treat victims of torture, their families and communities. In issuing this award, we hope to honor the worthy persons who undertake the difficult and often dangerous work of providing healing services in circumstances of torture. We hope also to call attention to such abuses directed against specific regions and communities, and draw worldwide support for prevention of torture and associated trauma.

The annual award includes a cash prize of approximately U.S. $10,000 and a silver sculpture, 17 cm. in height, beautifully handcrafted by noted Hopi artisan Floyd Lomakuyvaya, featuring Hopi symbolism for healing and Qa Tutsawinvu — freedom from fear of intimidation from any source. There are no restrictions on how the monetary award can be used.

Previous Awardees

2016: Dr. Diana Kordon, Argentina

2013: Dr. Naasson Munyandamutsa, Rwanda

2009: Mary Fabri, Psy. D., USA

2006: Alp Ayan, M.D, Turkey

2003: Allen Keller, M.D, USA

2001: Juan Almendares, M.D, Honduras

2000: Shari Eppel, Zimbabwe

For more information

Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony will take place at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn and Suites on October 5th, 2019. 

Deadline for Nominations: February 15, 2019

Click Here to visit our Website for more information about the Award, to view eligibility requirements and to access the nomination form

"The Hopi Foundation has established an award for outstanding clinicians/practitioners who treat victims of torture, their families and communities. In issuing this award, we hope to honor the worthy persons who undertake the difficult and often dangerous work of providing healing services in circumstances of torture."

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