Claudia Allen receiving Justice Award from Washington Adventist University. | Photo Credit: MFields Photography

January 22, 2021

Lake Region young adult receives award for commitment to justice

On Monday, January 18, 2021 during a Virtual Martin Luther King Commemorative ceremony, Claudia Allen was awarded the inaugural Drum Major for Justice Award from Washington Adventist for her commitment to engaging social justice work through writing, speaking, and organizing for structural change, particularly within the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Allen, a graduate of Andrews University, grew up attending Niles Philadelphia Church. She received a master’s degree from Georgetown University and was a part of the first cohort to complete a certificate in Theology & Racialized Policing with Sojourners, Howard University Divinity School, and the Christian Community Development Association.  

“As someone who has been passionate about justice and equity of all people to be recognized for that commitment, passion, and work is a humbling and affirming experience,” she said. “I am committed to continuing this work and am especially excited about my forthcoming book Activate: Finding the Savior in Social Justice.”