Martin Luther King Human Rights Breakfast will go on as scheduled on Sat. Jan. 17

Greetings All,

The Martin Luther King Human Rights Breakfast will go on as scheduled on Sat. Jan. 17 starting at 9am at the Moscow Middle School. Food has been bought; awards printed and engraved; and the speaker is flying toward the Spokane Airport as I write this.

We do recognize that many may want to attend the service for David Trail scheduled for 11am on Sat., so we will pause at about 10:30 for those who need to leave early. We will have the speaker at the beginning of the program so everyone gets a chance to hear him, and then continue with awards and music. Remember tickets are at Paradise Ridge CD’s 117 East 3rd in Moscow; at the UI Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs in the Commons and will be on sale at the door. Please remember to bring canned food for the Food Bank.

Also please note that Bob Butler, the guest speaker will also be giving an address tomorrow at 4pm at the UI Commons Whitewater Room on “Race, Ethics and the Media: Beyond Ferguson.” Free and open to the public.

Thank you all for your support. Please share this with your email lists. We hope to see you Saturday.

Joann

 

 

Nominations Being Accepted for the 2015 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award

Greetings All!

 

The Latah County Human Rights Task Force is accepting nominations for the 2015 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award. One is given to an ongoing member of our community, and one to a junior student member. See below and attached. You can nominate through email to my address jmuneta@uidaho.edu, or by sending a nomination to the Human Rights Task Force at Box 8613, Moscow, ID 83843. The awards are presented at the Latah County Martin Luther King Human Rights Community Breakfast.

 

Nominations date has been extended to Jan. 9.

 

 

Thanks for your interest.

 

Also please note that tickets for the Martin Luther King  Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 17 are on sale at Paradise Ridge CD’s 117 East 3rd in Moscow or by using the form attached. General admission $8 and students including UI and WSU, $4.

 

Happy New Year!

 

Joann

 

ROSA PARKS  HUMAN RIGHTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

 

The Latah County Human Rights Task Force is requesting nominations for the 2015 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Awards. 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 2015 Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, January 17th 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 is shows promise in the field of human rights. 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 e-mail the nomination to Joann Muneta atjmuneta@uidaho.edu. .. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 9, 2015.

Welcome to the Latah County Human Rights Task Force webpage!

Our mission: To encourage sensitivity towards minority groups, and to promote tolerance, acceptance, and harmony, based on respect for everyone’s civil, human, and social rights through programs of education, advocacy and referral assistance.

 

Please click our Announcements tab for current or upcoming events. (For upcoming events visit: Upcoming Events)

These are annual events that the Task Force currently sponsors:

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast – January (Visit: MLK Breakfast)
    • Martin Luther King Art and Essay Contest – January
    • Presentation of Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Awards – January
  2. Human Rights Day at the Moscow Farmer’s Market – September (Visit: HR Day)
  3. Great Moscow Food Drive – August
  4. Human Rights Education Programs for Area Schools – throughout the school year

and we encourage you to attend or support us in these events.

Meetings of the Latah County Human Rights Task Force are generally held the second Thursday of each month, and you are welcome to attend.

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If you are interested in joining, volunteering, or attending a meeting, please see our Contact Us page: Contact Us