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Nominations sought for Dr. Martin Luther King Awards

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Do you know someone whose sense of equality and fairness has led to compelling accomplishments? Or someone who has a made a difference by promoting social and economic justice and civil rights? 

If so, you may want to consider nominating her or him for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award or the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Phoenix Human Relations Commission, in partnership with the city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department, is seeking nominations for people, including youth, who have made an impact on the quality of life of Phoenix residents and who have contributed to creating a compassionate and socially just community. 

Those selected will be honored at the annual Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration event on January 13, 2012.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made Phoenix a better place to live by promoting social and economic justice and civil rights. Candidates for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award must embody the ideas of Dr. King through their personal commitment to human relations and social justice.

For details or nomination forms, call 602-495-0358, or visit phoenix.gov/eod. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14.

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