The 2018 Globie Awards

Join The Seattle Globalist for the fifth anniversary Globie Awards October 26, 2018!

We’re headed back to the Georgetown Ballroom with our fabulous host for the year, Phyllis Fletcher. Join us for a night of dancing, drinks, and of course, the famous Globie Awards photo booth!

All proceeds benefit Seattle Globalist media makers and youth. Early bird ticket prices end September 26, 2018—so get your tickets today!

When: Friday Oct. 26, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WhereGeorgetown Ballroom, 5623 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108.

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, their logo in the event program, and a generous advertising package built specifically for their needs.
  • Click here for our item procurement form! This form is used to donate items to our live auction, dessert dash, and wine toss events!

Buy your tickets today!

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.

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 communitiesGavin Amos-Lopez is a graduate of The Seattle Globalist’s 2017 Youth 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!