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Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership


Prize 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:

  • 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