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STAR President Barbara Ockel receives Jefferson Award for public service

KPIX, the Bay Area CBS affiliate, presented Barbara Ockel with the Jefferson Award in July 2022 to honor her work on behalf of the artists at Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios and her involvement in the Bayview Hunters Point community. The announcement of the award stresses her outreach to artists of color and her support for arts education for children in the community. The announcement concludes: “So for building a thriving art community for the Hunters Point Shipyard and its neighbors, this week’s Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Barbara Ockel.”

For five decades the Jefferson Awards, administered nationally by Multiplying Good and locally by CBS Bay Area, have honored “thousands of the country’s most significant trailblazers and changemakers, as well as more than 63,000 unsung heroes. Created during a time of widespread national discord, [they] have become synonymous with the power of public service and good in America.”

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