Victoria Fortner Award in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Victoria Fortner Award in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Victoria Fortner Award in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is an annual award from the American Herbalists Guild to be awarded to an individual, organization, community group, or business working to improve access to and awareness of herbal practice to diverse communities. The award honors the many contributions of the late Victoria Fortner to the field of herbalism as an AHG member and an activist.

The American Herbalists Guild created the award to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field of professional herbalism that address the health care needs and herbal traditions and/or skills within diverse communities. The AHG is committed to honoring accomplishments that directly address the following groups: multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-cultural communities; minority communities; people with all types of physical abilities and limits; with recognition of the variety of spiritual practices often used in herbal practice and fostering an expanded understanding of sexual and gender identity. This award also recognizes the importance of facilitating individual communities to speak with their own voices and on their own behalf.
 

The 2017 winner will be announced here in June! 

For more information about the award and to learn more about past winners click here.