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Nominees sought for UAW, YWCA diversity awards

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Gazette Staff
December 15, 2010
— Nominations for YWCA Rock County's Freedom with Peace Award and UAW Local 95's Martin Luther King Service Award as well as local student artwork are being accepted for Diversity Action Team of Rock County's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Jan. 8.

The YWCA award is open to area individuals, clubs and groups who have promoted civil rights and peace. Criteria include a strong commitment to peace and race relations, specific peacemaking or anti-racism activism, leadership, and service to others. Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 3 at the YWCA, 1735 S. Washington St.


The UAW award is open to any youth or adult who is active in the community to enhance race relations; participates in community, school and church activities; demonstrates knowledge of community resources; and emphasizes multicultural or diversity activities. Nomination forms must be turned in to the Martin Luther King Jr. selection committee, attention Jos Corrillo, UAW Local 95, 1795 Lafayette St., Janesville, WI 53546 or faxed to (608) 752-2531.


Local students can submit artwork, short stories, poems and other forms of expression relating to their feelings about fulfilling Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream. Creations will be displayed during the MLK Commemoration. Artwork should be delivered by Jan. 6 to Hedberg Public Library, 316 S. Main St., Attention Rene Bue.


The commemoration will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Blackhawk Technical College, 6004 County G.


E-mail Leslie Brunsell at Lrbrunsell@aol.com or call (608) 752-2100 for more information.



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