36th Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast

The Iowa City Human Rights Commission will honor the following individuals and organizations during its 36th Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast later this month:

Jesse Case: The Isabel Turner Award for working for the rights of individuals to get fair treatment

Elizabeth Bernal: The Rick Graf Award for long-term commitment to a specific cause for the benefit of a specific group of persons

Angie Jordan: The Linda Severson Award for contributions to human rights by an individual in a service organization

Inside Out Reentry: The Bill Reagan Community Award for contributions to human rights by an organization

Matthew Farrey: The Kenneth Cmiel Award for actively working in the human rights field in a dedicated and determined way

Kevin Sanders: The International Award for significant contributions to human rights in the global community.

The awards breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in the ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University, 328 S. Clinton St. Breakfast will be available starting at 7:15 a.m., with the program beginning promptly at 7:30 a.m. Dr. Melissa Shivers, Vice President for Student Life at the University of Iowa, will deliver the keynote address.

Tickets are $20 per person through October 14, and $25 per person beginning October 15 and must be purchased by Friday, Oct. 18 at https://36thawardsbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

Tickets will not be sold at the door. Free and reduced-priced tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis. Contact Equity Director and Human Rights Coordinator Stefanie Bowers to request one or to request assistance with disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this program, at 319-356-5022 or email stefanie-bowers@iowa-city.org.

Each year, the Iowa City Human Rights Commission recognizes the efforts of individuals, businesses or organizations whose ongoing work, service or contributions have positively impacted Human Rights either locally or abroad at the annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast. 

       List of Honorees 1984-2019