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Nomination:2018 REV JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE

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About the Milton Award

Initiated in 2016, The REV JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE (Award) recognizes outstanding leadership qualities and a demonstrated willingness to see injustices and inequities and willingness to act or motivate others to act non-violently to effect changes that benefit the community at large

Sponsored by the Greater New Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, and named for its long-time senior pastor Rev. Jerome R. Milton, the Award is administered through the Tyler Together Race Relations Forum.  It is the signature award of Tyler’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., march, rally, and ecumenical Service, organized and hosted by the Tyler Together Race Relations Forum (TTRRF).

Award Presentation

The Award will be presented to the honoree at the Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Ecumenical Program and Service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. in downtown Tyler. 

Previous Award Winners

2017 Dr. Jeanette Deas Calhoun, CEO, East Texas Cares Resource Center

2016  Ms. Christina Fulsom, East Texas Human Needs Network 

2018 Award is Open for Nominations

For 2018, Tyler Together is requesting the community assistance in finding deserving persons/organizations for our award.  NOMINATING information should be accurate, specific and complete, to ensure full understanding of the nominee’s service.  Relevant supporting documentation may be emailed to TylerTogether@gmail.com but is not required. 

 

ELIGIBILITY AWARD CRITERIA

  • The Honoree shall have a presence in the Smith County Community for at least five years.
  • The Award shall recognize the individual and/or organization that best exemplifies values of non-violent action for social change, as articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through demonstrated leadership, including contributions of personal time, actions, talents and service, to raise awareness and work toward solutions to inequality, to promote justice, celebrate diversity, and/or prompt non-violent action that contributes to building a better community.

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*ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017

Nomination Form

The REV. JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE

Please think broadly as you think about potential nominees! 

 
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Please consider the following when submitting your nomination. 
  • Please provide Nominee Mission/Purpose and approximately how long have they been in operation.

  • Please provide specific examples of significant accomplishments

  • Describe how the nominee has envisioned ways to improve the community and has mobilized others to effect positive change that has measurably improves the quality of life for marginalized population(s) or group(s), thereby benefiting the broader community.

  • Describe the Nominee’s demonstrated leadership in raising awareness or advocating for the human rights of those marginalized because of poverty, race or ethnicity, faith tradition, gender, age or financial means, to improve equal access to resources, opportunity, and social justice.

  • Describe the nominee’s primary use of innovation and creativity in constructing new ways to address persistent challenges or societal barriers in the lives of the marginalized, as articulated by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,

  • Describe what population/organization/event has benefited from the nominee’s efforts, and what impact same has had on the broader community.

 

 

 

 

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