Winners 2018 Human Rights Awards

Susan Craig: The Isabel Turner Award for working for the rights of individuals to get fair treatment

Dr. Jack Stapleton and the Ryan White Team at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics: The Rick Graf Award for long-term commitment to a specific cause for the benefit of a specific group of persons

Kevin Sanders (Iowa City Chapter of the NAACP): The Linda Severson Award for contributions to human rights by an individual in a service organization

Jennifer Sherer (University of Iowa Labor Center): The Bill Reagan Community Award for contributions to human rights by an organization

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

Refugee and Immigrant Association: The International Award for significant contributions to human rights in the global community.

The awards breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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.

Tickets are $20 per person through October 14, and $25 per person beginning October 15. Ticket sales end October 19. Tickets can be purchased at Tickets will not be sold at the door.

The keynote address “The School to Prison Pipeline” will be delivered by Dr. Tammy Nyden, a philosophy professor at Grinnell College, mother, and advocate for children’s mental health. She is the Co-founder and Co-director of Mothers on the Frontline, a non-profit organization dedicated to caregiver healing and children’s mental health advocacy through storytelling. She is also the founder of the NAMI Johnson County Children’s Coalition, and member of the NAMI Iowa Advocacy Committee. 

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 1984-2018

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