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For Immediate Release
December 03, 2015

Join Human Rights Commission at MLK Awards

One adult, one high school student to be honored; nominations close December 18

San Rafael, CA – The newly appointed Marin County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards through Friday, December 18. Two recipients will be honored at the Marin Grassroots’ fifth annual “Be the Dream” Breakfast that will take place starting at 8 a.m. January 13, 2016.

A young man accepts a plaque during the 2015 MLK Awards.A young man accepts a plaque during the 2015 MLK Awards.
The Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual whose community work exemplifies activism for human rights. The award is accompanied by a $1,000 stipend that is given to a nonprofit agency chosen by the recipient.

For the 14th year, the Human Rights Commission will honor a graduating high school senior with the MLK Jr. Youth Award. The recipient is selected for idealism and contribution toward promoting human rights, equality, and understanding. The winner will receive a scholarship award, generously provided by the Marin Community Foundation, to be used for post-secondary education.

Individuals, schools and community organizations are invited to complete and return nomination forms by December 18. The nominees must be strong advocates for human rights in Marin and live, work or attend school in the county. To nominate someone, contact Christine Shaw at or 415-473-6189.

The breakfast is being held at the Osher Jewish Community Center at 200 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael. Tickets can be purchased online


Christine Shaw
Equal Employment Specialist
Human Resources

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 415
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6189
Email: Christine Shaw