The Golden Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) honored the 2022 Bills Hobbs Human Rights Award winners, Martha Micks and Rose McGee, last night at the Golden Valley City Council meeting. The award is given annually to community members who work to build an environment that promotes fair and equal treatment for everyone.
Micks was nominated for her work advocating for equal voting rights for all with the Golden Valley League of Women Voters.
"She leads the League in Golden Valley in their work to protect the rights of all people in the areas of education, social services, public safety and transportation," said her nominator. "She has given talks on many topics, including the history of women's right in the United States."
McGee was nominated for her "tireless work" to ensure that all people are seen and voices be heard.
"Rose has created an open safe space for many people within the Golden Valley community," said her nominator. "Utilizing both story circles and sweet potato pie traditions, she has opened up a new dialog for many people that need to be heard and seen."
Nominations for the Bills Hobbs Human Rights Award are open year-round. If you know a Golden Valley community members who works to promote fair and equal treatment for everyone, consider nominating them here.
See photo (From L to R: Martha Micks, Rose McGee)