CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2013 WINNERS
On May 11, 2013, Kalamazoo College announced the winners of the inaugural Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership. Instead of awarding a single $25,000 prize, as had been planned, the jurors were split and ultimately decided to award three Global Prizes for $10,000 each. A $5,000 Regional Prize for a project originating in Southwest Michigan was also awarded.
The 2013 Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership winners are:
- Dalia Association: The Road toward Palestinian Self-Determination | Ramallah, Palestine
Dalia Association is a Palestinian-led community foundation dedicated to civil society development, accountability and self determination through awarding local grants and eliminating reliance on international aid.
- Language Partners | Illinois, US
Language Partners is a prisoner-created and led bilingual educational program that develops language, leadership, and job skills post incarceration in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Building Power for Restaurant Workers | New York, US
Based in New York City and with national impact, Building Power is a restaurant worker-driven wage justice project founded by workers displaced by the 2001 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York.
The 2013 Regional Prize winner is:
Welcoming Michigan | Kalamazoo, MI
A regional partnership that seeks to educate and organize across immigrant and U.S.-born communities throughout Michigan.