2021 Midwest Academy Awards


We had a fantastic evening with our live MC, Jitu Brown, leading us through an evening of stories from the field and music from activists. Relive your favorite moments here!
And if you want to make a contribution, you can do so right here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/awards2021

Maurice Mitchell (starting at 12:02), Alliance for Quality Education (starting at 27:50), & Gara LaMarche (starting at 48:50)
Inspiration from alumni throughout the whole program.

Thanks to our musicians, Ric Wilson, SongRise, and Cordoba!

NOTE: Ric’s songs are waiting on copyright green flags from his label; until that happens…
Support (and listen!) to Ric Wilson here – Fight Like Ida B & Marsha P – https://ricwilsonisme.bandcamp.com/tr…
Soul Bounce – https://soundcloud.com/ricwilsonisme/…
Support Cordoba here: https://cordoba.bandcamp.com/
SongRise can be found here: https://songrisedc.org/


We’d like to thank our sponsors:

Direct Action Sponsor
Norbert Goldfield

Strategy Sponsors
AFSCME, California Teachers Association, SEIU

Progressive Sponsors
Chicago Teachers Union, Sierra Club

Champion of Justice
American Income Life, Community Change, GetThru Charitable Fund, IBEW
Heather Booth, Ellen Cassedy and Jeff Blum, Cathy Hurwit, Jacquelyn & Walter Kendall, David Medina & Tim DeMagistris, Max Richtman

Friends of the Academy
Saqib Bhatti, Center for Popular Democracy, David Feingold, Jacquelyne Grimshaw, Nick Nyhart and Kathleen McTigue, Mike Pratt, Rockefeller Family Fund, Teresa Vilmain