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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon

Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Program

The Human Relations Commission annually gives awards to one student and one adult for contributions to the cause of bettering human relations in the Community.

Nominations for the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards are due by Friday, December 1, 2017. Awards will be presented at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Luncheon on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal.

Tickets for the 2018 luncheon honoring Dr. King will be available from City of Bloomington and Normal Human Relations Commission members beginning November 1. Tickets may also be purchased at the Bloomington and Normal city halls. Single tickets are $20. Reserved tables are available.
This year’s guest speaker will be James A. Knecht, a Justice of the Appellate Court, Fourth District, who has been a judicial officer for 42 years. Judge Knecht won the Town of Normal's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award in 2000. He served on the faculty of ISU for 27 years and is currently a member of the ISU Foundation Board. A past president of the Appellate Lawyers Association and the Beyond the Books Educational Foundation, he was awarded the Abraham Lincoln Award of Excellence in 2000, the League of Women Voters Florence Fifer Bohrer Award in 2008, and an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Lincoln College in 2013.


2018 Adult Nomination Form link 



2018 Youth Nomination Form link -