Monday, May 9, 2011

UCM Social Justice Awards!

The Board of Directors of United Campus Ministry is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 UCM Social Justice Awards! Join us in a ceremony and celebration of their activism and efforts to promote peace and justice in our community and beyond.

Special music by Divine Covering OU gospel choir. Refreshments will be provided and the event is free and open to all!

Congratulations to our 2011 recipients:

Appalachian Peace and Justice Network for conflict resolution and alternatives to military service education in public schools.

Future Women of Appalachia, an OU student group, for empowering girls and young women in Appalachia.

Good Earth Farm for sustainable agriculture and food security.

Elisa Young for anti-coal and environmental justice activism.

And Bill Sams (posthumous) for his commitment to workers’ rights.

The Kuhre Griesinger Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual or organization that has received at least one UCM Social Justice Award and demonstrates a high level of sustained social justice activism. This years award goes to Dr. Francine Childs for a lifetime of advocacy and activism in civil rights, nonviolent social change, women and children, and education.

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