The annual Human and Civil Rights awards will be presented by the City of Pocatello's HRAC tonight, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
This year's recipients include: Dale Spencer, Janie Gebhart, Jackie Cranor, and Dave Mattson. Each year the HRAC accepts nominations from the community for individuals and organizations who have worked to advance human rights for all people of Pocatello. The HRAC does this by recognizing diverse voices and bodies in our community.
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 opportunities for physically and/or mentally challenged individuals
- Worked to build a more effective family, school, and community partnerships
To learn more or become involved in the efforts of the Human Relations Advisory Committee visit: https://pocatello.us/273/Human-Relations.