The Global Prize for Transformative Social Justice Leadership, coordinated by Kalamazoo College, awards $25,000 to an innovative and collaborative social justice leadership project. The competition seeks to honour and uplift grassroots work that challenges structural inequality and centres the voices of those most impacted by an injustice.
Up to ten finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to Kalamazoo College to present their projects on campus, and a panel of community-wide and national jurors determines the semi-finalists and winner, respectively. The Global Prize ceremony is a dynamic weekend where the finalists share best practices with each other and the entire College community, who learn about these cutting-edge projects, interact personally with the finalists, and ultimately find inspiration for their own social justice-related pursuits.
Entries must be in the form of eight to ten-minute videos which must describe the social injustice that will be addressed, show how the project will take a fresh approach in addressing it, and demonstrate transformational thinking and commitments in its leadership structure. For more information, FAQs, and how to submit videos to the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College, please click here.