Ceremony to honor Human Rights Award winners

Melissa Nystrom, 509.625.6742

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:14 p.m.

The City of Spokane's Human Rights Commission and Mayor David Condon will host the first Spokane Human Rights Award presentation on Thursday, December 12, 2013 to recognize the outstanding work of those who promote mutual understanding and respect in our community.

Winners will be announced in three categories, individuals, youth (under 21) and organizations, for their commitment to promoting human rights in the City of Spokane. The ceremony will be held in the Chase Gallery in the lower level of City Hall from 8-9 a.m.

Presenters include Mayor Condon, City Council President Ben Stuckart and Tony Stewart from the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. The Human Rights Commission consists of community volunteers who recognize the selfless work individuals and organizations do to promote human rights in Spokane.

“It has long been our goal to honor the individuals and organizations who make a difference every day in our community,” Lisa Rosier, chair of the Spokane Human Rights Commission said. “Now we are able to say thank you with the City's first award recognizing the commitment citizens make to human rights in Spokane.”

Light breakfast and refreshments will be served. The ceremony is open to the public.