Barstow-Driver Award

The Ann Barstow and Tom Driver Award for Excellence in Nonviolent Direct Action in Retirement

This award was created in 2014 by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship in order to specifically honor those who have taking significant risks in their retirement for  the cause of nonviolent peacemaking. It is our desire to honor these leaders of our movement and to honor them in their local hometown or location where their primary peacemaking work took place.  In our inaugural year, the award was named the Anne Barstow and Tom Driver to commemorate two of our key leaders in nonviolent peacemaking and the ceremony of dedication was held near New York City which was their primary place of peacemaking activities for decades. 


Tamara Razzano, PPF Activist Council member, presenting Merlie the Barstow-Driver award – 2019.