Saturday, September 26th, 2020/ 7:00 PM
SPECIAL EVENT, VIRTUAL
2020 Ebon Dooley Art and Justice Awards
Each year the Art & Justice Award is shaped around recipients. Each receive recognition for their work, a physical award, and community acknowledgement.
About this event
The 2020 Ebon Dooley Honorees
Bridge Builder: Judy Conder
Emerging Leader: Sarah Oso
Social Justice Champion: Adelina Nicholls (GLAHR)
Economic Justice Champion: Elisabeth Omilami (Hosea Helps)
Change Maker: Oronike Odeleye
Ebon Dooley (1942-2006) was a caring, creative, brilliant, insightful, progressive, proactive, and delightfully charismatic community activist who established the ArtsXchange in 1983. A long-time advocate for the fair distribution of wealth, Ebon brought the spirit of grassroots collectivity to all of his efforts to achieve freedom, dignity, and equality for all people. He understood that these interconnected cornerstones of humanity provide the opportunity for creative expression, community building, and empowerment. The ArtsXchange is proud to present the annual Ebon Dooley Arts & Justice Awards in recognition of individuals and organizations that, like Ebon, work to improve the lives and futures of the communities they serve.
Each year the Art & Justice Award is shaped around recipients. Each receive recognition for their work, a physical award, and community acknowledgment. Beyond that, the recipient has access to the ArtsXchange and opportunities for amplifying their work.
NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
Nominees demonstrate an ability to help others collaborate, identify ways to contribute to a shared goal, and creates a mechanism for them to work together to advance their shared goals, uplifting the work of each party.
Nominees demonstrate a history of work that has had an impact, resulting in tangible change(s) for their community.
ECONOMIC JUSTICE CHAMPION
Nominees demonstrate a record of service to individuals, or a defined community, to achieve financial equality and stability by: increasing access to resources for historically disenfranchised or marginalized groups and communities.
SOCIAL JUSTICE CHAMPION
Nominees demonstrate a history of working individually and/or with others to achieve improvements in areas like: living wage campaigns and job training; affordable and safe housing; Medicare for All; support for public education; and justice before the courts and police.
EMERGING LEADER (MUST BE UNDER AGE 35)
Nominees demonstrate a commitment to a body of work that supports the ways art can tell a story or illuminate the social condition.