Five Activist Pupils Presented Social Alternate Prizes

UC Berkeley’s Institute for the Study of Societal Issues awarded social change prizes last week to five local activist scholars, including three Berkeley students engaged in education-related projects.
For more about these prizes, this year’s winners and how to nominate a candidate or contribute, visit the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues website.
The award of $2,500 honors one or more persons whose work transforms the existing social landscape, and serves as a bridge between the academy and the community.
Arturo Cortéz, a doctoral candidate in educational policy at Berkeley and an adjunct professor at UC San Francisco, and Nicola McClung, an assistant professor of learning and instruction at the University of San Francisco, were awarded the 2017 Foundations for Change: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize.
Cortéz and McClung founded Xóchitl Justice Press, a nonprofit that promotes a just and equitable society through publishing, community partnerships, education and research.

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