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Social entrepreneur, strategist, educator, writer, coach and facilitator. "The leadership that is required in this moment in history is a leadership of generosity, of humility, of self-offering. To lead we need not know the answers. We must only convene the circles, articulate the questions, frame the conversation, and direct attention to the issues that matter." - Jan Phillips

Lillian Weber

Lillian Weber

Lillian Weber

Nominated for: helping impoverished girls across the world have their own customized pretty dress. She has made over 1000 dress for the non-profit Little Dresses for Africa.

For more information: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/99-year-old-dress-lillian-weber_n_5694861.html
http://www.littledressesforafrica.org/blog/lillian-weber-goes-viral/

Jamie Van Leeuwen

Jamie Van Leeuwen

Jamie Van Leeuwen

Nominated for: his work with homelessness, affordable housing, youth, public health, poverty and his work in the public sector.

For more information: http://www.globallivingston.org/leadership
http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/InternationalPrograms/oia/fulbright/recipients/jamievanleeuwen/Pages/default.aspx

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day

Nominated for: her writing/journalism and activism in the Catholic church, for women’s rights, and against war.

For more information: http://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php/woman/biography/dorothy-day/
http://www.catholicworker.org/dorothyday/ddbiographytext.cfm?Number=72
http://www.biography.com/people/dorothy-day-9268575

Teju Ravilochan, Tyler Hartung, & Daniel Epstein

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Teju Ravilochan, Tyler Hartung, & Daniel Epstein

Nominated for: founding the Unreasonable Institute, a start-up incubator that helps social entrepreneurs scale up to make a big impact on large-scale environmental or social needs.

For more information: http://unreasonableinstitute.org/
http://www.inc.com/30under30/donna-fenn/tyler-hartung-daniel-epstein-teju-ravilochan-founders-of-the-unreasonable-institute.html

The Citizens of Ecuador

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The Citizens of Ecuador

Nominated for: ratifing an amendment to the Ecuadorian Constitution that includes a Chapter on Rights for Nature. The Rights for Nature articles acknowledge that nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles. And we – the people – have the legal authority to enforce these rights on behalf of ecosystems. The ecosystem itself can be named as the defendant.

For more information: http://pdba.georgetown.edu/Constitutions/Ecuador/english08.html

Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza

Nominated for: being a community organizer and helping organizations build capacity to fight for social justice, dignity and fairness for workers; and against environmental racism & gentrification. She is one of the co-founders of #BlackLivesMatter, a call to action after the death of Trayvon Martin.

For more information: http://thefeministwire.com/2014/10/blacklivesmatter-2/
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29813-building-movements-without-shedding-differences-alicia-garza