The Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Awards. Nominations are open to the public and must be received by Nov. 16.
The Young Dreamers Awards honor two young adult leaders who have made a tangible difference in the lives of those who may have otherwise been overlooked, ignored, or disadvantaged. The awards will recognize a man and a woman.
Nominees must be Winston-Salem residents between the ages of 18 and 40 who have done outstanding work in the Winston-Salem community that is in the spirit of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived and encouraged others to live. Specific examples include fostering positive race relations, vocalizing or acting against an injustice, encouraging inclusiveness among all individuals, embracing those who are perceived as being different, and celebrating religious diversity.
There must be a tangible result from their civic or community work. Nominees cannot already hold supervisory or management positions in their organization. The members of the Human Relations Commission will choose the winners.
Nomination forms are available online at www.CityofWS.org or by calling CityLink 311. All nomination forms must be submitted to the Human Relations Department. For more information, call CityLink 311.