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The 2020 Nan Cheney March for Justice Awards Reception will be held on 
Thur. May 14th at the Monona Terrace. 

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Stay tuned to our website for more information about our 2020 Awardee!

Drumroll Please........Hedi Rudd is named the 2019 Nan Cheney March for Justice Award Recipient! 

Per Salli Martyniak, FCI’s president, “Hedi is the embodiment of what an unsung hero looks like. She works quietly behind the scenes, integrating art and activism as a means of giving voice to those who might otherwise be voiceless. Like much-beloved community leader Nan Cheney, for whom this award is named, Hedi has tirelessly invested thousands of hours in building community. Now, it’s our privilege to turn the lens on her! FCI will be honoring Hedi on May 9, 5:00 to 7:00pm, at Monona Terrace.
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Congratulations to Will Green for being named the recipient of the
2018 Nan Cheney March for Justice Award

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Menendez Coller - Centro Hispano of Dane County

Karen's work at Centro Hispano of Dane County is the kind of work so desperately needed in these times of divisiveness and fear. As the inaugural recipient of the award, Karen exemplifies what it means to work hard and tirelessly and fearlessly for a cause. She works nonstop to fight against the riffs caused by immigrant-baiting and the type of immigrant “reform” that threatens the stability of families. According to Karen, receiving the “March for Justice” award was a bright spot after months of darkness. Coller said, “It provided a big lift, knowing that we are not alone in this fight for justice.”

Hers is the kind of work that inspires all of us to fearlessly use our money, time and resources to end racial disparities and injustices.


Nan Cheney was a fierce advocate for peace, social justice and the environment. A prominent Madison peace activist whose pleasant demeanor masked one tough cookie, Nan worked for decades on social justice, anti-war and environmental activism. There was little Nan Cheney wouldn't do for a cause she believed in—she traveled to Selma, Ala., to march with Martin Luther King Jr., hit the front lines at immigration reform rallies and helped found several organizations, including the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice.

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