Kamilah Willingham

Kamilah Willingham is a feminist writer, speaker, and activist dedicated to social justice and equality. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2011, she worked for the health and human rights organization Just Detention International, where she advocated for the rights of prisoner rape survivors and helped local, state, and federal authorities implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Later, while working at the California Women’s Law Center, Kamilah coordinated government and grassroots efforts to pass the Justice for Victims Act (SB813), which eliminated the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex crimes in California. Kamilah shared her personal experience of surviving sexual assault and civil rights violations as a student at Harvard Law in the award-winning 2015 documentary The Hunting Ground. She speaks regularly at campuses, organizations, and conferences throughout the United States about gender violence, rape culture, racism, and other social justice issues.


For Some, the Lines Are Blurrier — Sex, Power, and Campus Assault
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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