Cornell University’s Office of Community Relations, for its work promoting change and social justice in Tompkins County, has been named the winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peacemaker Award.
The yearly award celebrates the life and work of Dr. King by recognizing a person or organizations that practices the principles embodied by the Civil Rights leader, according to Paula Wright, executive director of Community Dispute Resolution Center.
As part of their nominating letter, the Cornell’s Office of Community Relations was noted for developing collaborative and progressive initiatives for the common good, under a broad and inclusive umbrella.
“It is an honor to recognize Cornell University’s Office of Community Relations who have lived those principles, and who have done so much to realize Dr. King’s dream,” Wright said in a statement.
The winner is chosen by representatives of the resolution center and the Greater Ithaca Activities Center.
Source: Ithaca Journal | Matthew Hayes, [email protected] | @IJmhayes