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This is part of "Innovation" month of the Generocity Editorial Calendar. Find the series here.
Eleven-year-old Marley Dias’s #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign was named Movement of the Year at the 2016 Philly Geek Awards. She couldn’t come to the Free Library to accept her award, though. She was a little busy.
The Essex County, New Jersey native had just been honored by Ava DuVernay — the lauded director of “Selma” and “13th” — at Variety’s Power of Women event and presumably had to take Sunday evening to, we don’t know, catch up on homework or conduct an interview with some other famous and powerful women for her Elle-backed online mag.
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) October 15, 2016
We’re not mad, though: In her place, Marley sent this kick-ass video, which includes a rousing call for racial equality.
Speaking of equality, we’re proud that 11 our of 14 awards were received by a women or a person of color. Here are the rest of your 2016 Philly Geek Awards winners.
From our Partners
- Multimedia Project of the Year — Media in Neighborhoods Group
- Comic Creator of the Year — Maki Naro
- Maker of the Year — South Fellini
- Scientist of the Year — Dr. Stephan Grupp
- Feature Length of the Year — “Ghostheads”
- Movement of the Year —
- Mission Leader of the Year — Chris Lehmann
- Impact Org of the Year — Community Futures Lab
- Partnership of the Year — “Ice Cream in Space” (Little Baby’s Ice Cream and the Workshop School)
- Startup of the Year — Biobots
- Technologist of the Year — Yasmine Mustafa
- Dev Project of the Year — Food Connect
- Game of the Year — Tailwind:Prologue
- Geek of the Year — Kathryn Killebrew
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