Barbara Shoemaker to receive Human Rights Award

Last updated: December 06. 2013 5:35PM - 1598 Views
Sarah Allen The Times-Gazette

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December 10 marks not only International Human Rights Day, but also a local celebration which will recognize Highland County Victim/Witness Director Barbara Shoemaker for her work in promoting human rights in the community.

According to Debbie Burns, communications chair of the event, a recipient of the award must “help with human rights.”

Shoemaker was selected as this year’s recipient of the Human Rights Award due to her work with the Highland County Victim/ Witness program where Shoemaker has worked to expand human rights throughout the county.

The program’s theme for this year will be “Breaking Down the Doors of Injustice,” which, according to Burns, is decided by the people who write the program. This year’s program, she said, was written by Marilyn Seashore of Burnsville, Minn. and Kathy Zamonksi of Dayton.

Additionally, Burns said the celebration will include a carry-in meal and a Bible study, along with the presentation of the award.

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church located at 231 Harry Sauner Road.

Reservations are due by Dec. 6.

For more information, call Burns at 937-393-8070, or Valeta Doorneweerd at 937-393-5099.

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