December 11, 2014
The event celebrated human rights leaders in our community. Former Senator Avel Gordly received the lifetime achievement award. Senator Gordly was the first African American women elected to the Oregon State Senate. The Albina Ministerial Alliance (AMA), Coalition for Justice and Police Reform, received the award for outstanding organization. Corey L. Murphy, director of operations with Pride Northwest, was recognized as an emerging leader.
The event also honored the memory and legacy of Emily G. Gottfried. Emily was a champion of human rights, and organized the first annual Human Rights Award Luncheon last year. She passed away in 2013.
The Human Rights Commission is dedicated to ending discrimination, and to build greater justice and inclusion for all those who live and spend time in Portland. It is guided by the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Congratulations to all the awardees! We appreciate your dedication to furthering human rights in Portland.
Learn more about the Portland Human Rights Commission on their website.