Reverend Wright Award Nominees Sought

Posted April 25th, 2014 @ 6:59 AM by

Nominations due Friday May 23rd.

The Department of Civil Rights – Equal Opportunities Division is seeking nominations for the eighteenth Annual Reverend James C. Wright Human Rights Award. Nominations are due on Friday 22, 2014 and the award will be presented at the Common Council Meeting on June 17, 2014. The award honors the late Reverend James C. Wright who served as Executive Director of the Equal Opportunities Commission from its inception in 1968 until his retirement in 1992. The award is given to an individual who best exemplifies Rev. Wright’s dedication and compassion for civil and human rights and conducts their daily life consistent with these values.

Nominees should share Rev. Wright’s dedication to and compassion for civil and human rights and conduct their daily life consistent with these values. Recipients may be an adult, youth, or organization in the Madison Metropolitan area whose work has impacted the City of Madison. They must be or have been actively involved in providing leadership in grassroots-type effort(s) that is/are related to civil or human rights. Award nominee(s) must have demonstrated a long-term commitment to civil or human rights in the Madison community or elsewhere as well as a commitment and dedication to treating people with respect and dignity

The Madison Department of Civil Rights (DCR) is seeking nominations of individuals who have served the Madison community in the area of civil rights for the Annual   Reverend James C. Wright Award. 

Individuals and Organizations who are nominated should share Rev. Wright’s dedication to and compassion for civil and human rights and conduct their daily life with these principles.  The nomination deadline is Friday, May 23, 2014

Award criteria and nomination forms are available on the Department of Civil Right’s        website at: www.cityofmadison.com/dcr.

The award will be presented at the Common Council meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Questions?  Please contact Annie Weatherby-Flowers at the Equal Opportunities Division of theDepartment of Civil Rights at (608)266.6577 or aweatherbyflowers@cityofmadison.com.

 


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