The Tokens


The tokens presented to the three who are being recognised for their outstanding achievements are 3-D renditions of the SAA logo – an inverted ‘A’. This signals ‘Advocacy’ as well as the idea of the ‘tipping point’, which is commonly defined as ‘a point in time when a group — or a large number of group members — rapidly and dramatically changes its behaviour by widely adopting a previously rare practice’.

The tokens were conceptualised by artist, activist and former President of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) Dana Lam. Each of them were skilfully decorated by hand by Dana and represent the lives, work and accomplishments of their recipients in beautiful symbolism.