2017 Winners

2017 American Bar Association
Silver Gavel Award Winners


Recognizing Outstanding Efforts to Foster Public Understanding of Law


Read the press release here


BOOKS


SILVER GAVEL


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the
American City

Matthew Desmond, Author
Penguin Random House/Crown Publishers


HONORABLE MENTION


Blood in the Water: The Attica
Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

Heather Ann Thompson, Author
Penguin Random House/Pantheon Books



DOCUMENTARIES


SILVER GAVEL                                                              


Do Not Resist
VANISH Films
Craig Atkinson, Director
Laura Hartrick, Producer




NEWSPAPERS


HONORABLE MENTION                                          


Forsaken: Florida's Broken Mental Health System
Sun Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Dana Banker, Managing Editor
Megan O’Matz, Sally Kestin, and Stephen Hobbs, Reporters
John Maines, Database Editor



RADIO

SILVER GAVEL


More Perfect
WNYC Studios
Jad Abumrad, Executive Producer, Host, Creator
Suzie Lechtenberg, Executive Producer
Kelsey Padgett, Producer, Reporter
Sean Rameswaram, Correspondent
Tobin Low, Producer




TELEVISION


SILVER GAVEL


Trapped
Trilogy Films
Dawn Porter, Director
Marilyn Ness, Producer



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For information about the Silver Gavel Awards, please contact:


American Bar Association 
Division for Public Education 
321 N. Clark St., 20.2 
Chicago, IL 60654 
312/988-5733 (phone) 
312/988-5494 (fax attn: Gavel Awards) 
howard.kaplan@americanbar.org

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