2015 | Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award Nominations are Now Being Accepted

The Latah County Human Rights Task Force is requesting nominations for the 2015 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Awards. Two recipients are selected for this award each year and the awards are presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Community Breakfast. The 2015 Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, January 17th at the Moscow Middle School. One award is given to a recipient who has a significant history of commitment and achievement in the field of human rights for Latah County. A Junior Award is presented to a high school or university student, or some other young person who demonstrates promise in the field of human rights. The award is named for Rosa Parks, who refused to sit in the back of the bus as African Americans were required to do in Alabama. Her courage initiated the Montgomery bus boycott, which marked a great stride forward for human rights and integration.

The criteria for the selection of Rosa Parks award include, but are not limited to, length of active participation in human rights causes; a record of leadership and accomplishment; and manifestations of special courage and commitment in opposing bigotry and celebrating diversity. To nominate an individual send a one to two page letter describing the accomplishments and background of the nominee and giving reasons to support the nomination.

Please mail nomination to Latah County Human Rights Task Force, Box 8613, Moscow, ID 83843 or e-mail the nomination to Joann Muneta at jmuneta@uidaho.edu The deadline for nominations is Monday, January 5, 2015.

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About nwchr

The Northwest Coalition for Human Rights (NWCHR) exists to facilitate connections and communication among organizations and individuals who are engaged in human rights and social justice work in the Northwest region of the United States, with special focus on the Inland Northwest. The coalition, inspired by Bill Wassmuth's former Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, will give strength to those working at the local level by allowing them to share resources, information, and ideas, as well as making them part of a larger support system. The University of Idaho Office of Human Rights, Access, and Inclusion (HRAI) in Moscow serves as the administrative home for the NWCHR, and the Coalition strives to build strong membership from throughout Idaho and eastern Washington, as well as from other parts of the Northwest region. All are welcome to join NWCHR and give their input.
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