The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will kick off its second annual Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony at the end of November. Awards will be presented to six of Connecticut’s civil rights leaders and legends, who are distinguished in their communities for promoting equality and fairness. Each award celebrates diversity and inclusion in different categories.
The Alvin W. Penn Award for Excellence in Leadership Senator Beth Bye
The Katharine Hepburn Award for Using Media as a Platform for Social Change Darren Haynes
The Constance Baker Motley Award for Excellence in Business or Law Prof. Jon Bauer
The Maria Colon Sanchez Award for Community Activism Tamara Lanier
The Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education Asst. Prof. Linda K. Barry, M.D.
The Mario and Janet Vigezzi Award for Social Justice Sen. Ed Gomes
The Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony will be held on November 17, 2016 from 3-5pm in the Old Judiciary Room at the Connecticut State Capitol. The event is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served.
If you would like to attend the award ceremony, you must RSVP to Cheryl.Sharp@ct.gov by Friday, November 11, 2016.