Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award. The award will be presented during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Viterbo University Fine Arts Center.

Duchess Harris

Harris

The keynote speaker will be Duchess Harris, a professor and chair of the American Studies Department at Macalester College. She is the author of five books including “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.”

Established in 2009, the purpose of the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award is to recognize leadership and commitment in building community, enhancing diversity and working for justice in the greater La Crosse area.

The deadline for nomination applications is 11:59 p.m. Nov. 13.

The nomination application asks that the following be addressed in detail:

  • Efforts are directed toward creating change in the Greater La Crosse area
  • Efforts are focused on issues of social justice, equality and diversity/inclusion (may include other justice issues that mirror Dr. King’s work, i.e. poverty, peace, privilege, nonviolence)
  • Efforts include anti-racism work
  • Efforts contribute to tangible, permanent and/or systemic change
  • Efforts work to empower and impact next generation
  • Efforts include devoting personal energies beyond one’s paid position
  • Any additional considerations or contributions

To nominate someone, complete a nomination form and submit it to the selection committee by email (mlkdaylaxaward@gmail.com), fax (608-780-7153, attention: Thomas Harris) or mail (Leadership Award, c/o CCFA, P.O. Box 1211, La Crosse, WI 54602-1211).

To request a nomination form or additional information about the MLK Leadership Award, email mlkdaylaxaward@gmail.com, or call Thomas Harris at 608-780-7153 or John David at 608-732-7668.

NOMINATION FORM

Nomination Form

For The Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award

Presented by the MLK, Jr., Community Committee

At the 2018 MLK, JR. Community Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2018

 

Established in 2009, the purpose of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award is to recognize leadership and commitment in building community, enhancing diversity and working for justice. A subcommittee comprised of past MLK, Jr. awardees consider the nominees and make the final selection of the MLK, Jr. award winner.

Please list the person that you are nominating for the Award. Self-nominations are welcomed.

 

Name: _________________________ Address:  ___________________________

Phone: _______________________      Email: _____________________________

Organizations/Affiliations (Attach additional pages as needed):

 

On a separate page(s), please describe in detail why you feel this person should be a candidate for the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award.   Please address the following aspects of your nominee’s current and past involvements and contributions.

 

1.      Efforts are directed toward creating change in the Greater La Crosse area

2.      Efforts are focused on issues of social justice, equality and diversity/inclusion

(may include other justice issues that mirror Dr. King’s work, ie: poverty, peace, privilege, nonviolence)

3.      Efforts include anti-racism work

4.      Efforts contribute to tangible, permanent and/or systemic change

5.      Efforts work to empower and impact next generation

6.      Efforts include devoting personal energies beyond  one’s “paid position”

7.      Any additional considerations or contributions

 

DEADLINE IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017 by 11:59 PM

Please note:  The award winner must be present at the celebration on Monday, January 15, 2018 7:00 PM at Viterbo University Fine Arts Center.

Contact information for person making the nomination

Name:

Phone:                                                 Email:

Email, fax, or mail this form and accompanying information:

Email:               mlkdaylaxaward@gmail.com

Fax:                  608.785.8837 (Attn: Thomas Harris)

Mail:                 Leadership Award c/o CCFA P.O. Box 1211, La Crosse, WI  54602-1211

Need a nomination form information?  Either email mlkdaylaxaward@gmail.com

                   Or call Thomas Harris at 608-780-7153 or John David at 608-732-7668                       

 

THANK YOU!

  

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