Meet our 2013 Global & Regional Prize Jurors

The inaugural Global Prize for Collaborative Social Leadership competition was administered by Kalamazoo College’s Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.

Jurors for the $25,000 Global Prize included:

  • Angela Y. Davis- author, activist, and UC Santa Cruz scholar;
  • Cary Alan Johnson- former executive director International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission;
  • Shea Howell- Detroit-based author, educator, columnist and board member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership;
  • Les Tung- Kalamazoo College professor of music and founding member of the ACSJL planning committee;
  • Brittney King-Pleas, Class of 2013, Kalamazoo College;
  • Cheree Thomas, Director, Anti-Racism Initiatives, YWCA of Kalamazoo.

On Saturday May 11, 2013, Angela, Cary, and Shea delivered this keynote address on the current state of social justice leadership:

Members of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership’s Advisory Board comprised the jury for the $5,000 Regional Prize:

  • Alison Geist, Director, Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Institute for Service-Learning, Kalamazoo College;
  • Cheyenne Harvey, Class of 2015, Kalamazoo College;
  • Jory Horner, Director, Land/Sea Program, Kalamazoo College;
  • Ahmed Hussen, Professor of Economics, Kalamazoo College;
  • Sarah Lindley, Associate Professor of Art, Kalamazoo College;
  • Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh, Class of 1995, Kalamazoo College; Vice President, Kalamazoo Community Foundation; and

2013 Finalists
2013 Jurors
Collaborative Leadership