The Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for its 36th Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast

Individuals, businesses, or organizations whose ongoing work, service, or contributions have positively impacted Human Rights either locally or abroad may be nominated in the following categories:

The Isabel Turner Award: For working for the rights of individuals to get fair and ethical treatment and/or volunteering time to an organization or business that works for these.

Rick Graf Award: For long-term commitment of an individual, business, or individual with a service organization, to a specific cause or for the benefit of a specific group of persons.

Linda Severson Award: For outstanding contributions to human rights by an individual in a service organization.

International Award: For significant contributions to human rights in the global community.

Bill Reagan Business/Community Award: For outstanding contributions to human rights by a business or organization. 

Kenneth Cmiel Award: For active contributions to the field of human rights by a college or graduate student. 

Nominations can be submitted online at www.icgov.org/HumanRightsNominationForm.

Nominations are open until September 27, 2019.

The awards will be presented at the annual awards breakfast to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:15 a.m. (7:30-8:30 Program), at the Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University. Dr. Melissa Shivers, Vice President for Student Life, will deliver the keynote address.

 Breakfast tickets are available now at the early bird rate of $20 per ticket  and go up to $25 per ticket on October 14. All tickets must be purchased by October 18. No tickets are sold at the door.

Questions contact stefanie-bowers@iowa-city.org

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event please contact the Equity Director, Stefanie Bowers, at 319-356-5022 or stefanie-bowers@iowa-city.org. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

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. 

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