Changemaker Challenge 2013-2014
The Changemaker Challenge invites students, faculty and staff to employ imagination, hard work and passion to generate ideas for addressing a current social challenge proposed to us by leaders from the San Diego/Tijuana region.
The 2013-2014 Changemaker Challenge is “Food for Life.” Everyone is now invited to a year-long process of thinking about the role that food plays in our daily lives and to develop new ideas addressing issues around food production and consumption. It seems to be a moment of contradictions when some people confront food deserts while others experience over abundance, challenging us to learn, to dialogue and to develop proposals for our communities, locally and abroad, to have positive food experiences, to increase access to healthy food and to produce less food waste.
Participating in the 2014 Changemaker Challenge
SPEAKER SERIES (Fall 2013)
FIELD TRIPS (Fall 2013)
- November 12, 2013- Stories from the trenches. Join us for lunch and visit 12:00-2:00pm two initiatives across San Diego focused on social justice and urban agriculture. Open to 20 people. Sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENT ACTIVITIES (Fall 2013)
- December 10. Film Screening.
SPRING SEMESTER 2014
- February 11 Panel on food issues
- February 11 USD “Chopped” Cooking Competition
- February 18 Field trip (Walmart or Tijuana)
- February 23 National Eating Disorders Awareness week
- March 4 Changemaker Challenge video workshop
- March 5 Film Screening
- April 7 Changemaker Challenge video submission
- April 14 Challenge voting online
- April 22 Awards Ceremony
To submit your idea you must prepare a two-minute video that includes the following:
1. What is the idea to address the challenge?
2. How does the idea contribute to address the challenge?
3. How is the idea feasible? Is it actionable?
4. What is the expected impact of the idea? How will it make a difference?
The deadline for submission is April 7, 2014. In the spring there will be a series of seminars on how to produce a video. There will be sessions where an expert will work with you on the video.
Check out last year’s winners: VIDEOS
The Changemaker Challenge Team
A selected group of leaders in deep social engagement from the non-profit and for profit sectors proposed this year’s social issues for our community.
Becky Modesto, Sol Price
Elisa Sabatini, Via International
Haney Hong, HDH & Associates, LLC
Janine Schooley, Project Concern International
Jeremy Pearl, Jewish Community Foundation
Josephine Bennet ’81, U.S. Bank
Lani Lutar, Equinox Center
Lynn Sharpe-Underwood, Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention SD
Rasto Ivanic, Oliver’s Planet
Sonny Thadani, USD Parent Corps
Tara Ceranic, USD Assistant Professor of Social and Legal Research
Yogesh Sayanaka, USD Net Impact Club President