28 Apr 2014

Sphinx members recognized for community service

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Diana Estefania Estrada Alamo (Sphinx Class of 2014), a queer Latino/a social justice organization, has been awarded the 2014 David Acosta Revolutionary Leader Award (DARLA), which is presented each year “to recognize an individual who shows leadership and works to improve the community in ways that align with the mission of GALAEI. This includes advancing nuestra familia (our family) through economic and leadership development, sexual empowerment, and grassroots organizing.”

Muhga Eltigani (Sphinx Class of 2014) was recently honored for her work with the Darfur Alert Coalition, where she worked as a youth activist, educating students on the Sudanese conflict and genocide and fundraising to buy solar cookers for refugee camps. Her work at the Jubilee School led to her recent recognition.

Additionally, Eltigani and Dau Jok (Sphinx Class of 2014) were awarded senior awards from Makuu, the University of Pennsylvania’s Black Cultural Center. Both Eltigani and Jok were presented with the Malcolm X Award, “presented to seniors in recognition of outstanding service and who have facilitated positive change in the Penn community.” Jok, who is the two-time captain of the Penn Men’s Basketball team, was also awarded the Jackie Robinson Award, which is “presented to a senior who has demonstrated excellent skills in the area of sports and physical fitness, and positively represented their team.”