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Call for MLK Peace Award nominations

Committee is seeking nominations for this year’s awards.

By Adrienne Christy

September 18, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr.Do you know a person dedicated to peace, justice and compassion for all people through community activism? A service leader committed to promoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for civil rights and social change?

Please nominate them for a 2018 MLK Peace Award. (Nominations are due Nov. 10.) MSU Denver students, faculty/staff and Denver residents are eligible for nomination, and awards are granted based on community activism, advocacy and depth of involvement.

For 26 years, the campus community has come together in January to celebrate the life, legacy and ideals of King at our annual Peace Breakfast. The highlight of the gathering is an awards ceremony that acknowledges and celebrates individuals who keep King’s spirit and dream alive through their contributions to peace, justice, diversity, equality and social change. The 2018 breakfast will mark the 50th year since King’s assassination and will be addressed in our theme “Civility: Respect, Engage and Unite.”

Nomination Guidelines
Nominations must address each of the following criteria:

  • Community Activism: In what ways is the nominee involved with the community? How do those actions promote peace, justice and compassion for all people?
  • Advocacy: For whom is the nominee advocating through his/her community involvement? How wide is this nominee's scope?
  • Depth of Involvement: How long has the nominee been committed to his/her cause(s)? To what extent is the nominee involved with the cause(s)? In what ways is the nominee's dedication to the cause(s) evident?

NOTE: CVs or résumés without further elaboration by the nominator will not be considered; please address each criterion above in the nomination letter.
Nominations are due by Nov. 10.

Watch a video of last year’s awardees.

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