CCL Theme

Justice Matters: Video Competition

In the fall of 2013 the CCL hosted the Justice Matters Video Competition where we invited the HWS community to investigate leadership as an inroad to justice. The competition featured two categories, REAL Talk and REAL Short to which participants submitted their videos. At the conclusion of the competition, the CCL hosted a symposium on “Justice and Leadership” to examine issues and discuss solutions raised by the top videos in each category.

Paws and Reflect, a film by Connor Widenmeyer '14 and Andrew Mason '14 was selected as the winner of the 2013 Justice Matters Video Competition:

Upcoming Initiatives

Video Competition: The “Justice & Leadership Video Competition” will serve as a central forum for expression. There will be two categories, REAL Talk and REAL Short to which participants can submit their videos. Students, faculty, staff and alums are invited to submit videos no longer than five minutes on a justice topic. Videos should tackle a relevant issue, consider ethical implications, be spoken with an authentic voice, provide a solution, and offer a clear correlation to leadership. Videos are due by Friday, October 11, 12:00 p.m. Click here for video competition guidelines.

The video competition will have two categories: Real Talk and Real Short.

  1. REAL Talk is an oratory form of expression where creators are giving a dynamic talk. In the same spirit of the popular TedTalk series, which galvanizes “ideas that are worth spreading,” the Justice theme will serve as a call for video entries. Designed to collect multiple perspectives, REAL Talk is an exercise in collaborative community learning.

  2. REAL Short is an artistic collective of short films. As storytellers, filmmakers are equipped with the tools to captivate audiences and impart messages in artistic ways. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore “justice and leadership” through film and use this art form as a means to educate, inspire, provoke and lead.

Justice & Leadership Symposium: The symposium will serve as another space to investigate leadership as an inroad to justice by engaging students, community members and faculty. The symposium will be held on November 12, 2013.

Justice, Art, & Leadership: The “Justice, Art, and Leadership” theme serves as a more focused theme, which will be examined throughout the year. In the spring, an event will further showcase the use of art as an avenue for exploring the intersection of justice and leadership.

For more information, contact Solomé Rose: or 315-781-4555.



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