2022 Finalists

 
 

2022 Finalists

Evident Change is proud to announce the finalists for the 2022 Media for a Just Society Awards.

Each year, we recognize media from across the United States that further public understanding of Evident Change’s focus areas, including child welfare, youth justice, adult justice, and adult protection. Many of these topics are covered regularly by the media, yet their treatment is often sensationalized and not representative of system issues the public needs to understand. The media we recognize look deeper, analyze trends, and offer insight. Media for a Just Society Awards are given in the categories of book, film, journalism, media by a person who is incarcerated, podcast/radio, television/video, and youth media.
  

BOOK

“Prisons Make Us Safer”: And 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration
Victoria Law
Beacon Press

Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir
Ashley C. Ford
‎Flatiron Books

The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth
Kristin Henning
Pantheon
                                                       

FILM

For Love
Mary Teegee
Carrier Sekani Family Services & Walk Tall Productions, Inc.

Apart 
Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
Red Antelope Films

The Unforgivable
Nora Fingscheidt
Netflix

The First Step
Brandon and Lance Kramer
Meridian Hill Pictures
                                                   

JOURNALISM

Invisible Kid
Maddy Crowell
The Atavist Magazine

Halim Flowers Was Given Two Life Sentences at 17. Decades Later His Art Is Shown in Galleries Worldwide
Elliot C. Williams
DCist

She Supported Her Child Being Trans. So the State Separated Them.
Roxanna Asgarian
Intelligencer
   

MEDIA BY A PERSON WHO IS INCARCERATED

"'They Can Never Lock Your Mind Up.' Three Stories From Juvenile Jail"
KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media

Michigan Needs 'Second Look' Legislation, I'm Just One Example of Why
Susan Brown
Lansing State Journal

"When The Prison Banned Board Games, We Played Chess in Our Minds"
Harlin Pierce
The Marshall Project      
  

PODCAST/RADIO

Hear Us
Erica Nelson
Race to Equity, Dane County

"Thenedra"
Nora McInerny
Terrible, Thanks for Asking

"Criminalizing Mental Illness"
Andrew Stelzer
Crosscurrents, KALW Radio
          

TV/VIDEO

"Five Years North"
Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci
America ReFramed

"Sisters Rising"
Willow O'Feral and Brad Heck
America ReFramed

Racially Charged: American's Misdemeanor Problem        
Robert Greenwald
Brave New Films
                                                          

YOUTH MEDIA

Not Allowed to Be a Kid”           
Amaru Howard
Youth Communication

"Breaking Free of My Mom To Be My Real Self"
Miles Dale
Youth Communication

When I Lived in a Shelter, I Still Kept My Head Held High”              
Sirsy Galarza
Youth Communication