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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Pocatello HRAC Seeks Nominations for 2021 Human and Civil Rights Awards

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UPDATE: The deadline for nominations is now January 31 at midnight.

PREVIOUS: The City of Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee (HRAC) is looking to honor local champions of human and civil rights.


The group is currently accepting nominations for the 2021 Human and Civil Rights Awards. The HRAC plans to highlight the work of both an individual and an organization. The award recognizes those who have 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 completed at Nominations will be accepted until January 9 at 9 p.m. Previous winners include:


2020 - Atari Callen and Jamar Brown               

2019 - Jason Byrd and Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship 

2018 - Betty Moore                                          

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

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