“In Justice Is Still a Threat!”
This year, (2013) we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dr. King’s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Dr. King had been arrested for parading without a permit against segregation. His open letter in 1963 stated: In Justice Anywhere is a Treat to Justice Everywhere.
The Dr. King holiday has been celebrated in Colorado for 28 years. In those 28 years we have marched for Justice realizing that In Justice is Still a Treat. Although, we are still facing some of these same issues fifty years later; there are those who are seeking to ensure that Justice will prevail.
Therefore, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission’s Humanitarian Awards Committee is seeking nominations of individuals or organizations that have given freely from their hearts to others, who have given their talent, time, and energy to meet unmet needs, stir hope, speak for the voiceless, and build a better world, if for just one person at a time.
Adults, young people, organizations, and groups who volunteer their time and talents are our focus. We also seek people working in service positions whose passion for the people or causes they serve pushes them to regularly go above and beyond their job duties. We are equally interested in those youth who are setting an example for all in the Colorado community.
We want to honor six of these "message carriers" on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, to be presented during a community reception and concert by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra that is held annually to celebrate Dr. King's life and work.
Your nominee will be in excellent company. Humanitarian recipients have come from all walks of life, but each has been driven, as Dr. King was, by a desire to help make the world a better place. Past recipients of the Humanitarian Awards are listed on the back of this letter. Current Humanitarian Awards Committee members are not eligible for consideration; their names are listed on the left.