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Nominations sought for Syracuse University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unsung Heroes Awards
The Syracuse University Martin Luther King Jr. 2011 Celebration Committee is seeking nominations for the Unsung Heroes Awards, which will be presented during the evening celebration in the Carrier Dome on Jan. 23, 2011. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Heirs of a King: Remembering and Continuing the Work of Global Legacy.”
The awards are presented annually to people who, in the spirit of Dr. King’s “beloved community,” have made a positive difference in the lives of others but who are not widely recognized for their efforts. Past recipients have been recognized for their work to advance human rights, nonviolence, diversity and discrimination; promote youth; advocate for peace and justice; build bridges between diverse communities; and provide opportunities for people living on the margins of society.
Nominations may be made in any of the following categories:
- Youth/teen from the Greater Syracuse community
- Adult from the Greater Syracuse community
- Student at SU or the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)
- Faculty or staff member from SU or SUNY-ESF
The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, Nov. 29.
Information and nomination forms are available at http://hendricks.syr.edu. Nominations may also be mailed to: Awards Committee, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. 13244-1110.