County of Marin - News Releases - Humanitarian Awards

For Immediate Release
September 30, 2019

Nominations Open for MLK Humanitarian Awards

Human Rights Commission to honor 3 adults, 2 high school students from Marin

San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations through December 1 for the 38th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Awards.

Two teens smile as they hold their awards at the 2017 Humanitarian Awards.Miriam Amador and Declan McKenna were two of the Humanitarian Award student winners in 2017.
The awards, to be distributed in February, are presented to individuals whose community work exemplifies activism for human rights. Award recipients are selected for their contribution toward and promotion of human rights, and equity. The Human Rights Commission plans to bestow three adult awards and two youth awards.

Adult award winners receive a $1,000 stipend given to a nonprofit agency of their choice. Youth winners receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used for post-secondary education. Funding for the scholarships and stipends is generously provided by the Marin Community Foundation.

Individuals, schools and community organizations are invited to complete and return nomination forms. The nominees must be strong advocates for human rights in Marin and live, work, or attend school in the county. 

The awards will be distributed at a ceremony at McInnis Park Golf Center Restaurant on February 6, 2020, with a reception to follow.

Download the nomination information or contact Christine Shaw in the Marin County Department of Human Resources at 415-473-6189 for more details.


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