FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize and KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize Award Ceremony
Presentation | May 3 | 4-6 p.m. | The Latinx Research Center
Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Associate Professor of Education, University of San Francisco
Please join us as we honor Joel Sati and Rosa M. Jiménez, recipients of the FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize, and Gabriel Santamaria, Alejandra León Herrera, and Nolan Pokpongkiat, recipients of the KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize.
"Sanctuary & Educational Justice: Why Dismantling the Deportation Regime Must Be a Priority for All Advocates of Youth, Children & Families"
by Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales
Associate Professor of Education, University of San Francisco
The FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding young social change activist in California. The award of $2,500 honors a person whose work transforms the existing social landscape - often in subtle and previously unappreciated ways - and serves as a bridge between the academy and the community. Honorees help to build the capacity of community-based organizations and social movements to confront pressing issues by applying her/his academic expertise.
The KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize rewards students engaged in new or ongoing work that demonstrates a commitment, whether in education or other domains, to creating a better future for children and youth. The award of $2,500 is given to one or more UC Berkeley undergraduates each year. The Prize recognizes students who have developed innovative strategies to increase opportunities for children and youth, as well as students whose personal experience demonstrates a commitment to improving the future of children and youth.