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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Nominations Sought for 2018 Human and Civil Rights Award

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The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee is looking to celebrate a local leader in human and civil rights.

Currently, the group is seeking nominations for its Human and Civil Rights Award. The accolade seeks to recognize a citizen who has worked to improve Pocatello in one or more of the following criteria:

- Helped protect and advance human and civil rights of Pocatello residents
- Promoted human rights training and programs
- Worked to eradicate discrimination
- Promoted equal educational opportunity and access for all
- Worked to improve inter-group relations
- Worked to eliminate hate motivated incidents and/or harassment
- Worked to reduce violence and promote peace
- Worked to gain a greater voice for all in policy and decision-making
- Helped to eliminate stereotyping in the community
- Worked to educate others about extremists who threaten the human and civil rights of others
- Worked to promote educational opportunity for physically and/or mentally challenged individuals
- Worked to build more effective family, school and community partnerships

The nomination form can be found at pocatello.us/DocumentCenter/View/4255 and completed forms can be emailed to hrac.pocatello@gmail.com. Nominations will be accepted until December 11 at 5 p.m. Previous winners include:

2017 - Hon. Rick Carnaroli
2016 - Jennifer Seaich
2015 - Billie Johnson
2014 - Roger J. Bray and Roger W. Chase
2013 - John Purce
2012 - Edgar Malepeai
2011 - Bonnie Frantz and 2Great4Hate
2008 - James Yizar
2007 - Clayton Diggie
2006 - Farhana Hibbert

For more information on the City of Pocatello’s Human Relations Advisory Committee, visit pocatello.us/273/Human-Relations-Advisory-Committee.

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