The 2019 Globie Awards


Early-bird tickets are on sale now for The Seattle Globalist’s sixth annual Globie Awards!

The Globie Awards is a unique gala that offers the opportunity for journalists, community leaders, media makers, and philanthropists to gather together and celebrate. Join us at Canvas Event Space on Saturday, September 21st for good food, amazing company, and inspiring speeches from our award recipients.

Click here to visit our event website!

When: Saturday Sep. 21, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. and beyond
WhereCanvas Event Space, 3412 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
Catered By: Two fabulous, local food trucks — Off the Rez and NaanSense!

Want to be more involved with The Globies?

  • Click here to sign up to volunteer for the night –dinner provided! The Globies raises crucial funds for our annual apprenticeship program, community workshops, and daily publications to our website, and volunteers are critical to making the event a success. No prior experience with large events or galas is necessary.
  • Click here for our event sponsorship package information! Each event sponsorship level receives tickets to The Globies, and recognition both before the event and at the event.
  • Click here to fill out our item procurement form! This form is used to donate items to our live auction and dessert dash!

Keep scrolling down to learn about our 2018 Globalist of the Year and Globie Award recipients! You can also click here to see photos from the 2018 Globies!


Maru Mora-Villalpando speaks to supporters March 15, 2018 outside an immigration courtroom in Seattle. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

2018 Globalist of the Year

The Globie Awards recognize journalists who are dedicated to telling stories of those who are underrepresented in media and honor a Globalist of the Year, who is selected from nominations put forward by Seattle Globalist readers. The Globalist of the Year embodies the values of The Seattle Globalist: racial equity, social and economic justice, elevating the voices of communities of color and immigrants, integrity, diversity, and community impact.

The Seattle Globalist is honored to be presenting immigration rights activist Maru Mora-Villalpando with the award for 2018 Globalist of the Year at our Fifth Globie Awards Celebration. Mora-Villalpando was selected from an extraordinary pool of nominees put forward by Seattle Globalist readers. Thank you, everyone, for your nominations.

Mora-Villalpando has been advocating for immigrant rights for nearly two decades. She founded Latino Advocacy in 2010 to help organizations and grassroot groups led by people of color build a true base in the community led by immigrants themselves and ultimately racial justice.

She is also the spokesperson of Northwest Detention Center Resistance, a grassroots undocumented-led movement that works to end the detention of immigrants and stop all deportations. She has been at the forefront of many pro-immigrant demonstrations and protests against the Northwest Detention Center, the privately held facility where ICE detains people who are awaiting detention hearings.

“I would say that I have learned that my place is not to lead, but to follow people in detention’s leadership, to listen and to hold people accountable to their work,” Mora-Villalpando said in a recent interview with the Globalist. “It’s easy outside of detention to say you’re in support of people detained, that you support immigrant rights, that you want this to stop. It’s easy to say abolish ICE. It’s easy to say resist. It’s really hard to actually do it.”

Her fearless work as an advocate and activist for undocumented people and for immigrant rights is truly an inspiration.


We are also honored to be recognizing three journalists who have each shown great commitment in their work reporting on underrepresented communities.

Agatha Pacheco – Journalist of the Year
Gavin Amos-Lopez – Youth Journalist of the Year
Kamna Shastri – Community Journalist of the Year

A former intern and contributor with The Seattle Globalist, Agatha Pacheco is currently a breaking news reporter with The Seattle Times. As our 2018 Journalist of the Year, we are recognizing Pacheco for her dedication, drive, and tenacity in local journalism. Pacheco has also shown great leadership in advocating for young journalists and demonstrated great critical thinking and understanding for covering diverse communities.

Gavin Amos-Lopez is a graduate of The Seattle Globalist’s 2017 Apprenticeship Program. As our 2018 Youth Journalist of the Year, we are recognizing Amos-Lopez for his hard work, creativity, and commitment during the program. He has demonstrated great critical thinking, empathy, and understanding for covering diverse communities and telling stories of those who are underrepresented in media.

Kamna Shastri is also a former intern and contributor with The Seattle Globalist. Currently the program manager at Tasveer, Shastri has spent the last several years showing great dedication to community journalism in print, online and radio. As our 2018 Community Journalist of the Year, we are recognizing Shastri for her versatility and commitment to serving the community through her work.

Some of the amazing members of The Seattle Globalist community!