For Immediate Release: April 30, 2010
Pacific Institute's Garzón Honored with Foundations for Change Prize
Oakland, Calif. - Catalina Garzón, co-director ofthe Pacific Institute's Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice program, has been recognized with the 2010 Foundations for Change Thomas I. Yamashita Prize for her outstanding contributions to social change. The award "honors a person whose work transforms the existing social landscape" by building "the capacity of community-based organizations and social movements to confront pressing issues," and "sharing the insights and knowledge produced from community engagement with the broader academic community."
At an April 30 ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley Women's Faculty Club, Garzón was recognized for her principled community-based participatory research and her pioneering teaching and thought leadership within the academy.
Read more about the Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice Program.
Donald Tamaki, nephew of Thomas Yamashita, greets award-winner Catalina Garzón.
Photo: Azibuike Akaba