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Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

December 03, 2018

The Latah County Human Rights Task Force is requesting nominations for the 2019 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award. Two recipients are selected for this award each year and the awards are presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Community Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Moscow Middle School. One award is given to a recipient who has a significant history of commitment and achievement in the field of human rights for Latah County. A Junior Award is presented to a high school or university student, or some other young person who shows promise in the field of human rights. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

The award is named for Rosa Parks, who refused to sit in the back of the bus as African Americans were required to do in Alabama. Her courage started the Montgomery bus boycott, which marked a great stride forward for human rights and integration.

The criteria for the selection of a Rosa Parks award include, but are not limited to, length of active participation in human rights causes; a record of leadership and accomplishment; and manifestations of special courage and commitment in opposing bigotry and celebrating diversity. To nominate an individual send a one- to two-page letter describing the accomplishments and background of the nominee and giving reasons to support the nomination to Latah County Human Rights Task Force, Box 8613, Moscow, ID 83843 or email the nomination to Joann Muneta at jmuneta@uidaho.edu. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

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The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference. Learn more at uidaho.edu