Winners 2017 Human Rights Awards

Fred Martin, Jr. (posthumously) and Helen Paige Martin: The Isabel Turner Award for work for fair and ethical treatment and volunteering time to an organization that works for these rights;

Stella & Bram Elias: The Rick Graf Award for long-term commitment to a specific cause for the benefit of a specific group of persons;

David Schwindt, Iowa City Police Department: The Linda Severson Award for contributions to human rights by an individual in a service organization;

Gregory L. Hearns, Iowa City Federation of Labor: The Bill Reagan Community Award for contributions to human rights by a business;

Kimberly Shiu: The Kenneth Cmiel Award for actively working in the human rights field in a dedicated and determined way.

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 1984-2017

A photo of the winners from the 2017 Human Rights Awards Breakfast.
A photo of the winners from the 2017 Human Rights Awards Breakfast.