Nominations for Iowa City’s 2015 Human Rights Awards are due by 5 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 2. 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 six categories:

  • Isabel Turner Award: for work for fair and ethical treatment and/or volunteering time to an organization or business that works for these rights;
  • Rick Graf Award: for long-term commitment to a specific cause or for the benefit of a specific group of persons;
  • Linda Severson Award: for contributions to human rights by an individual in a service organization;
  • International Award: for contributions to human rights in the global community;
  • Bill Reagan Business/Community Award: for contributions to human rights by a business or organization;  
  • Kenneth Cmiel Award: for contributions to the field of human rights by a college student and/or graduate student.

Nomination forms are available under the “Forms, brochures and upcoming events” tab at Instructions on how to submit nominations are outlined on the last page of the nomination form.

Awards will be presented at the 32nd Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 28 beginning at 7:15 a.m. in the Second Floor Ballroom of the University of Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison Street in Iowa City. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased in the Revenue Office at City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street, or by calling 319-356-5022. To purchase tickets with a credit card, call 319-356-5066.

For more information, contact Stefanie Bowers, Iowa City Human Rights Coordinator, at 319-356-5022 or e-mail

Date of publication

Thursday, September 24, 2015