Nominations are being sought for the 29th annual New Brunswick Human Rights Award. The deadline is June 1st, 2016.
The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission established the award to recognize outstanding effort, achievement or leadership on a volunteer basis by individuals or organizations in the promotion of equality and human rights in the province.
The award was founded in 1988 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is presented annually to commemorate New Brunswick Human Rights Day on September 15th. Last year’s recipient was Bernard Richard of Cap-Pelé.
Each recipient receives a framed Human Rights Award certificate and a pewter Human Rights Award lapel pin. The photos of all the recipients are displayed in the Human Rights Commission’s board room in Fredericton.
The Award is a sculpture of walnut and maple designed and crafted by Lawrence Wuest of Cross Creek, New Brunswick. It is on permanent display at Old Government House in Fredericton, where it may be viewed by the public. The names of all the recipients of the award are listed on the base of the sculpture.