(HARTFORD, CT) – On Thursday, November 16 the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will hold its third annual Civil Rights Leaders and Legends Awards. The ceremony will be from 4:00-6:00pm in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol. The awards will be presented to six of Connecticut’s civil rights leaders and legends. This year’s awards are dedicated to the memory of CHRO Human Rights and Opportunities Representative Dr. Valerie Kenney.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Due to space considerations, if you are planning to attend please RSVP to Cheryl.Sharp@ct.gov by November 9, 2017.
2017 AWARD WINNERS
Alvin W. Penn Award for Excellence in Leadership – Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project at Central Connecticut State University
Katharine Hepburn Award for Using Media as a Platform for Social Change –Looking in Theatre and director Jonathan Gillman
Constance Baker Motley Award for Excellence in Business or Law – Jennifer Levi, GLAD’s Transgender Rights Project Director
Maria Colon Sanchez Award for Community Activism – Alton Brooks, New Britain NAACP
Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education – National Conference for Community and Justice and President & CEO Andrea C. Kandel
Mario and Janet Vigezzi Award for Social Justice – Anne Stanback, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Equality Federation and founder of Love Makes a Family