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Entries wanted for Advancing Justice contest


The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow - Greater Trenton Chapter (CENJC) is calling writers and artists from high school and beyond to advance the cause of justice using the powerful truth telling of the arts.
Individuals are asked to use their creativity with graphics or the written and spoken word, to engage with the racial inequities intrinsic to the nation. Choose from the following topics or create your own on the contest theme “Advancing Justice”:
– How do we confront the nationwide efforts to censor or suppress the discussion of racial justice issues, especially in schools?
– How can we shift schools from being punitive spaces to being places of support and safety?
– How can we promote the practices and values embodied in the southern-African philosophy of Ubuntu? It means to recognize that our security, our prosperity, and even our wholeness is tied to that of others. Where is there most need of this practice and how can we achieve it?

– Who do you know or know of (a friend, a teacher, a family member, a leader, a church, temple or mosque or other group) who is advancing justice? What and why should we know about them?
Awards are: high school Spoken/Written awards: first, $200; second, $150; third, $100. The adult Spoken/Written award is $250. The Film/Graphic Art award is $200; $100 second place.
Awardees will be recognized at the CENJC Advancing Justice Contest Winners Reception in spring of 2022, with the opportunity to read, perform or show their work.
The deadline to submit is Friday, Feb. 18. Submit all entries to (Submit any questions to this address).
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