2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

October 26, 2015

To the Metropolitan Atlanta Community:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday gives us a chance to pause and reflect on the principles of social justice as the foundation for community empowerment, diversity, non-violence, and peacemaking. Achieving Dr. King's call for social harmony and equity demands the heartfelt dedication of individuals and organizations with visions for the future.

On behalf of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee for the Rollins School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, it is our pleasure to solicit your participation in our annual celebration. This year's theme is "Refusing the New Normal: Being a Part of the Change." Specifically, we are asking you to nominate individuals, schools, educational programs, community organizations, agencies, and businesses that are able to see the many injustices and inequities that define the world we live in, and are willing to act to correct these imbalances. Self-nominations are accepted. Previous honorees that have won awards within the past 10 years are not eligible to win a second award (click here for previous honorees). Past nominees that did not receive an award are eligible. The MLK Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Rollins School of Public Health on the campus of Emory University.

Criteria and nomination forms for the awards are enclosed. Please forward your nomination to Angela Trimuel, MLK Awards Committee, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Rd., N.E., Mailstop: 1518-002-3AA, Atlanta, GA 30322-4201. You may also fax your nomination to (404)727-1370 or to submit online, please click here. We will acknowledge receipt of all nominations.

Nominations are due by Monday, November 30, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Trimuel at (404)727-7697.


Laurie Gaydos, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
Rollins School of Public Health
Wesley Longhofer, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
Goizueta Business School
Emily Bianchi, Ph.D.
Co-Chair,Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee
Goizueta Business School


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