NACCS Awards 2017

NACCS Scholar


Emilio Zamora, University of Texas, Austin.




Book Award

Maria Josefina Saldana-Portillo. Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States (Duke University Press, 2016)



Antonia I. Castañeda Prize

Margo Tamez (Nde’). “Indigenous Women’s Rivered Refusals in El Calaboz.” Diálogo 19 N. 1 (Spring 2016): 7-21.




Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio Recipients


Elizabeth Barahona, Duke University. Undergraduate.






Sergio Gael Barrera, University of Michigan. Graduate.




Community Recognition


Resilience Orange County is an organization that was created in 2016 out of the merging of two established organizations RAIZ (Resistencia Autonomia Igualdad y lideraZgo) and Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color. RAIZ was started in 2011 to fight back and organize around the deportation apparatus that was set in motion during the Obama Administration, in its tenure it tackled the collaboration between local law enforcement and immigration as well as created a “Free The People” (FTP) deportation defense project in order to organize youth and families to speak for themselves and become outspoken leaders. RAIZ stopped over 20 deportations through its deportation defense work as well as contributed to change and policy advocacy at the city, county, state, and national level. Santa Ana Boys Men of Color was forged in 2013 to tackle issues that disproportionately affect young boys and men of color in Santa Ana. Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color was able to address and bring to light the school to prison to deportation pipeline that so often plagues immigrant communities. In that capacity it was able to provide and facilitate programs that were trauma-informed and culturally relevant. As Resilience Orange County, the organization strives to promote resilient youth leaders that engage in the critical work of building youth-oriented institutions in Orange County that advocate for social-systemic change, healing and that embrace trauma-informed, culturally relevant practices that are inclusive of all members of the community.

Comments are closed.

Post Navigation