Sign In Forgot Password

CHRO CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND LEGENDS AWARDS

On Thursday, November 16 the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities held its third annual Civil Rights Leaders and Legends Awards in Downtown Hartford. The ceremony was in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol and presented to six of Connecticut’s civil rights leaders and legends, including the National Conference for Community and Justice and President & CEO Andrea C. Kandel, which won the Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education and was accepted by Amanda Gumbs, NCCJ Director of Institutional Support. This year’s awards are dedicated to the memory of CHRO Human Rights and Opportunities Representative Dr. Valerie Kenney. Tanya A. Hughes, Executive Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, presented the awards.


2017 AWARD CHRO CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND LEGENDS AWARDS WINNERS


  • Alvin W. Penn Award for Excellence in LeadershipConnecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project at Central Connecticut State University, accepted by Andrew Clark, Director of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central Connecticut State University
  • Katharine Hepburn Award for Using Media as a Platform for Social ChangeLooking in Theatre and director Jonathan Gillman
  • Constance Baker Motley Award for Excellence in Business or LawJennifer Levi, GLAD’s Transgender Rights Project Director
  • Maria Colon Sanchez Award for Community ActivismAlton Brooks, New Britain NAACP
  • Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive EducationNational Conference for Community and Justice and President & CEO Andrea C. Kandel, accepted by Amanda Gumbs, NCCJ Director of Institutional Support
  • Mario and Janet Vigezzi Award for Social JusticeAnne Stanback, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Equality Federation and founder of Love Makes a Family
Sun, 26 January 2020