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The Oakland Institute Founder Receives Prestigious 2022 Paul K. Feyerabend Award

November 10, 2022
Anuradha Mittal

“As lives are trampled upon by corrupt and abusive institutions, Anuradha Mittal is nothing less than an indomitable force for solidarity and justice.”

2022 Feyerabend Award

We are thrilled to share that Anuradha Mittal, founder and Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, is the recipient of the 2022 Paul K. Feyerabend Award. Established in memory of philosopher of science, Paul K. Feyerabend, the “Paul K. Feyerabend Award — A World of Solidarity is Possible” recognizes exemplary individuals, communities or organisations that bring about crucial and lasting change for solidarity within or between communities.

Anuradha proudly shares this recognition with her fellow 2022 laureate, Josefina Antonieta Tunki Tiris, the first woman President of the Shuar Arutam people of Ecuador, courageous defender of her territory and of life in the face of the polluting mining industry.

“Anuradha Mittal: supporting the oppressed and exposing land grabbing with meticulous research, tenacious advocacy, and unflinching activism”

For over three decades, Anuradha Mittal has been a powerful voice for those rendered voiceless by their own governments, relentlessly challenging failed development models and exposing corrupt governments and corporations. She has persistently advocated for meaningful systems change, uplifted impacted communities, and championed their dignity, lives, and livelihoods. Since 2004, she has led the Oakland Institute, which uses rigorous research and advocacy to defend the human rights of the marginalized and advance socio-environmental justice around the globe.”

Read the full award recognition.

When asked how she defines success, Anuradha responded, “our ability to support local groups, elevate the voices of the impacted, and work always from place of courage to advocate for change is the single most important measure of success for us. None of this would be possible without the hard work and camaraderie of my colleagues at the Institute, our partners who courageously lead the struggles that we are proud to support, and our donors.”

For Land & Life,

The Oakland Institute Team