Nominations are being accepted for individuals and organizations whose work embodies Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and who live, work or serve in the Fargo community. The Radical Change Award, Sow a Seed Award and Centering Youth in Our Society Award honor individuals or organizations whose work extends the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and uplift human rights. Community members are encouraged to submit Umoja 54 MLK Day nominations online by Dec. 16, 2022.
Awards will be given at the Umoja 54 MLK Day Celebration as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event sponsored by The City of Fargo’s Human Rights Commission. This free event will be held at the Fargo Theater on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The celebration features a full program honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with speakers, singers, dancers and poetry.
The Radical Change Award is given to an individual, group or organization in our community who has the heart and talent to lead change in North Dakota in a radical way and who have significantly contributed to the advancement of freedom and human rights in our community.
The Sow a Seed Award honors someone who initiates or participates in activities that contribute to the educational, social, economic or political life of the community, ultimately leading to a greater impact in the future.
Centering Youth in Our Society Award is given to an individual, group or organization leaving a legacy for the next generation and helping community youth become future leaders, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery and achievement.
A list of The City of Fargo’s MLK Human Relations Award past recipients can be found on the Human Rights Commission website.