2020 Napier Awardees
The Napier Initiative Executive Committee is in communication with the 2020 awardees to determine how they can carry out their projects in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Both Alejandra Davila and Sophie Knowlton-Latkin have sent in alternative plans which involve some necessary delay of the beginning of their projects.
Alejandra Davila - Pomona College
Through her internship and involvement with San Bernardino Generation Now, a nonprofit that aims to increase civic engagement in the city of San Bernardino, CA, Alejandra founded Young Queens in Politics (YQP) as a two weeks after-school program for high school femme-identifying students interested in politics. She proposes to sustain YQP for a full academic year, implementing it in two high schools in her hometown of San Bernardino with the goals of educating, engaging, and empowering its students. Alejandra is strongly partnered with San Bernardino Generation Now.
Mentor: Rich Lumma
SOPHIA KNOWLTON-LATKIN - Scripps College
Sophia proposes to create educational workshops on reproductive health and menstruation for students in an indigenous school within an evacuation center in Manila, the Philippines. Sophia’s partner organization of indigenous women, Sabokahan, wants to revitalize their holistic health program to include these workshops, which will subsequently be taught to indigenous community members and future generations. Sophia also is partnered with the Liyang Network, a local-to-global advocacy network supporting the work of indigenous women in the Southern Philippines.
Mentor: Kay Kukowski