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Civil Rights and Social Justice Awards

Post Date:01/22/2019

Each year, the Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion recommends to the City Council nominations for individuals, groups or organizations for their civil and social contributions to our community. 2019 marks the 15th year of the Civil Rights and Social Justice Awards which are announced at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr./Multicultural Festival in January. Congratulations to this year’s recipient Columbia Valley Community Health. Columbia Valley Community Health's outreach department was recognized for their work to support events that bridged gaps and created connection in the community. Other nominees were Indivisible Wenatchee, Aida Bound “The Hat Lady,” Rufus Woods and YWCA of North Central Washington.

 

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Past Award Recipients 

2018:

Jessie Coen
Makenna Schwab
YWCA of North Central Washington
The Wenatchee World Art of Community

2017: Norma Gallegos
Stemilt Growers
Northwest Justice Project

2016:

 

Joan Wright
Molina Healthcare
Junior Service League of Wenatchee

2015:

 

Lucy Montoya
La Nueva/Columbia River Media Group
Wenatchee High School Interact Club

2014:

 

Aida Bound
Cashmere Valley Bank
Westside High School

2013:

 

Jesus and Melissa Hernandez
El Mundo
Columbia Elementary School

2012:

 

Wenatchee High School Mariachi
Alejandra Gonzalez

2011:

 

Ernest Radillo
Wenatchee School District Mentor Program
Cherry Creek Radio for their Cherry Creek Radio Cares Program

2010:

 

Sgt. Cherie Smith
Cashmere Valley Bank
Domestic and Sexual Violence Crisis Center

2009:

 

Ignatio Chavez
Fiestas Mexicanas

2008:

Ruth Esparza
Just Housing Coalition - Columbia Valley Path

2007:

Jim and Rosemary Tiffany
Charlene Woodward

2006:

Sue Baker
Jorge Chacon

2005: Rocci Hildum