For more than 25 years, Everyday Democracy has worked with communities across the country to foster a healthy and vibrant democracy — characterized by strong relationships across divides, leadership development, inclusion of the voices of all people, and understanding and addressing structural racism.

This year, Everyday Democracy launched the “Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award,” and out of 80 nominations, Generation Justice of Albuquerque, New Mexico was selected as the winner and recipient of the $10,000 award to help further its mission and vision.

Generation Justice’s vision is to raise underrepresented voices, promote healing from internalized wounds, lift up narratives of hope and inspiration, and build pathways to equity and leadership. Noted as New Mexico’s premiere, award-winning youth media project, Generation Justice was founded on social justice, decolonization, and media justice principles. Generation Justice has a track record engaging with communities statewide via KUNM radio broadcasts and the use of the internet to connect with individuals, schools and organizations. In addition to the high quality media produced, benefits of the broadband access work that Generation Justice does extend statewide, reaching rural youth and families in New Mexico who face the biggest challenges in access.

Read the full press release here.