Human Relations News

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission will honor two city residents as the 2013 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award at the City Council meeting Jan.22.

The Young Dreamers Awards honor two emerging or proven young adult city residents between the ages of 18 and 40 who have made a tangible difference in the lives of those who otherwise might have been overlooked, ignored, or disadvantaged.

Honored this year are Reynita McMillan, 22, member of the Student Government Association at Forsyth Technical Community College; and Kismet Bell, 31, a teacher at STEAM Academy and chief idea strategist for Beyond the Box Innovative Solutions.

The Human Relations Commission established the Young Dreamers Award in 2009 to encourage young adults to participate in philanthropic, altruistic community involvement that is in the spirit of how Martin Luther King Jr. lived and encouraged others to live.

The Human Relations Commission is also marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. by co-sponsoring the Winston-Salem Chronicle’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Benton Convention Center. Although the event is free and open to the public, tickets must be reserved in advance. Contact the Winston-Salem Chronicle for additional information.

Recipient Biographies [pdf/1p] 

Human Relations web site 

City Council meeting

 

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