Local education, law enforcement organizations recognized by Human Rights Awards

Snohomish20County01Local organizations will receive two of the First Annual Human Rights Awards on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Those groups are the Edmonds School District’s Diversity, Equity and Outreach Department, which is receiving the Educators Award, and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office of Neighborhoods, which is receiving the Law Award.

The Human Rights Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of individuals, organizations and businesses in furthering the principles of the Universal Declarations of Human Rights and Cultural Diversity and fostering intercultural dialogue as a process contributing to the survival of humanity. The Human Rights Commission celebrates cultural diversity as the common heritage of humanity as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature.

The awards ceremony will be on Dec. 10 from 1-3 p.m. in the Warren Rush Room of the Everett Labor Temple, located at 2812 Lombard Ave. in Everett. The public is invited to attend.

All 2016 Human Rights Award recipients

Human Rights Award — Deborah Parker
Law Award — Snohomish County Office of Neighborhoods
Community Organization Award — Communities of Color Coalition
Educators Award — Edmonds School District, Diversity, Equity and Outreach Department
Racism, It Stops With Me Award — The Islamic Center of Mukilteo

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