This year's award will go to a student who exemplifies the values of this year's theme, "Homecoming: Past, Present & Future." The award recipient will exhibit strength in at least one of four categories:
1) their work in defining the root causes of systemic oppression and challenging the racial and intersecting injustices that adversely impact communities of color. 2) their perspectives of identity and/or cultural identities that shed light on issues of injustice in education.3) their personal/ professional work that dismantles oppressive structures and forges a new legacy through activism.4) the valuable work they have done that encompass best practices for working with and within communities to improve the educational and life outcomes for ALL students.
Successful nominees may be oriented towards practice/teaching, activism, research, academia, policy, entrepreneurship... they may be found working for justice in single schools, networks, neighborhoods, communities, cities, businesses, nonprofits, organizations, districts, states, systems, or elsewhere.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 15th at 11:59pm.