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Nominations for the Annual MLK Peace Award

Nominations for 2021 will be available after the event.


Do you know an individual dedicated to peace, justice and compassion for all people through community activism? A service leader committed to promoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision for civil rights and social change?

Please nominate them for a 2020 MLK Peace Award! (Nominations due November 1.)  MSU Denver students, faculty/staff and Denver community members are eligible for nomination and awards are granted based on the following criteria: community activism, advocacy, and depth of involvement.

For 27 years, the campus community has come together in January to celebrate the life, legacy and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at our annual Peace Breakfast. The highlight of the gathering is an awards ceremony which acknowledges and celebrates individuals who keep Dr. King’s spirit and dream alive through their contributions to peace, justice, diversity, equality and social change. 


Nomination Guidelines

Nominations must address each of the following criteria:

  • Community Activism: In what ways is the nominee involved with the community? How do those actions promote peace, justice and compassion for all people?
  • Advocacy: For whom is the nominee advocating through their community involvement? How wide is this nominee's scope?
  • Depth of Involvement: How long has the nominee been committed to his/her cause(s)? To what extent is the nominee involved with the cause(s)? In what ways is the nominee's dedication to the cause(s) evident?

NOTE: CV or resumes without further elaboration by the nominator will not be considered; please address each criterion above in the nomination letter.

Nominations are due by November 1. 

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