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ALIX OLSON AWARD FOR THE PROMOTION OF A TOLERANT AND JUST COMMUNITY

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE ALIX AWARD

STAJOH (Seeking Tolerance and Justice Over Hate) is seeking nominations for the 6th annual "Alix Olson Award for the Promotion of a Tolerant and Just Community."

Nominate an individual of any age in Dane County or South Central Wisconsin who has worked to promote tolerance and justice in the community, through leadership, education or other initiatives that have a positive impact in increasing tolerance toward all and eliminating hate.

Deadline: SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Deadline: SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

CRITERIA

Nominees should:

  1. Demonstrate leadership, innovation or initiative.
  2. Enrich the cultural fabric of a community through programming, events or personal example.
  3. Have had an impact or influence on our community or individuals in our community, by working to solve a specific problem related to hate crimes or hate groups, by raising awareness, or providing educational resources on the subject of hate and how to eliminate and overcome it.
  4. Have made a difference in our community by engaging in actions that contribute to a more tolerant and just community - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or other individual differences. In the words of Alix Olson, the goal should be "to create a community of mutual acceptance and equality."
  5. The work can be focused on any aspect of community life: education, neighborhoods, law enforcement, government, arts, communication, recreation, and persons can be awarded through their efforts at work or in a volunteer setting.
  6. Have not previously received this award.
  7. Currently not a member of the Alix Olson Award subcommittee of STAJOH.
  8. Impact of their work is felt in Dane County and/or South Central Wisconsin.

Deadline: SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

PAST WINNERS OF THE ALIX AWARD

  • Karen Reece Phiffer, Nehemiah Community Development
  • Lori Karst, Madison Firefighter
  • Diego Campoverde-Cisneros, Radio Host
  • Stephen Blue, retired Dane Co. Juvenile Delinquency Services
  • Fade to Black, LaFollette High School Drama Group
  • Chris Lang, Madison City Channel