Kalamazoo College’s Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership welcomed students and community members this past Tuesday, September 29, for a screening of the ten finalist videos for the 2015 Global Prize for Transformative Justice.
The event included viewing and discussion of each of the videos, which were chosen from 87 entries from 22 different nations. The finalists’ entry topics were of wide variety, from “Familia: a Trans Queer Liberation Movement,” a project based in Los Angeles that focuses on Latino family needs in the realms of immigration, trans justice, and family acceptance, to “Bavubuka: Transformative Voices of Justice,” which is based in Uganda, using music and the arts to, “transform lives and unify diverse communities.”
Next weekend, October 9-11, the finalists will be brought to Kalamazoo College, each presenting their videos for a second panel of judges. Additionally, they will be awarded $1,000. By the end of the weekend, a winner will be determined, receiving the $25,000 Global Prize. Anyone from the general public is invited to view the presentations a final time before a winner is decided.