Seeking nominations for the MLK Peace Award
Do you know a student, faculty, staff or community member who should be considered?
October 16, 2017
Do you know a student, faculty, staff or community member who embodies the values and work of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Someone dedicated to peace, justice and compassion for all people through community involvement?
Nominate that person for a 2018 MLK Peace Award to be presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast on Jan. 12 at 7:30 a.m. in the Tivoli Turnhalle.
Who wins these awards, year after year? Meet MSU Denver student Maria Rangel Leon, who won the Peace Award this year. For her, a key to achieving social justice is working together to fight oppression and demand change.
The theme for 2018 is “Civility: Respect, Engage, Unite,” and the event marks the 50th-anniversary year of King’s assassination.
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 are the nominee’s dedication to the cause(s) evident?
NOTE: CV or résumés without further elaboration by the nominator will not be considered; please address each criterion above in the nomination letter.
Nominations are due Nov. 10.