EVERETT, Wash., August 31, 2021
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a call to freedom and justice for the people throughout the world. Every day, governments that violate the rights of their citizens are challenged and called to task. Every day, human beings worldwide mobilize and confront injustice and inhumanity. Like drops of water falling on a rock, they wear down the forces of oppression and move the world closer to achieving the principles expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Each year, the Snohomish County Human Rights Commission reaffirms our belief that human rights are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. On the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration, December 10, we gather to celebrate our progress to building a more just society by recognizing the contributions of our local citizens in that effort.
We invite our county’s communities to nominate a candidate for recognition of their contribution to making our county a place that honors the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of our human family.
Nominations are due November 1, 2021 and can be submitted under three categories:
Human Rights Award, Young People’s Award and Transformational Leadership Awards
(within four subcategories highlighting a broad range of work in human rights contributions) – Law & Justice, Rising Star, Community Champion, Climate & Environmental Justice.
To be eligible for nomination, applicants must be a Snohomish County resident as of the date of nomination. Nominees must have made a significant contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights in SNOHOMISH COUNTY and been active in this area between September 2020 and September 2021.
For more information on the Nomination Process: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/149/Human-Rights-Commission