To honor the memory of Juanita Ross Gray, former Denver Public Library staff member and community advocate, the library presents an annual award to outstanding adult and youth individuals in the Denver metro area. The Denver Public Library (DPL), Library Commission and committee members are asking for you to nominate someone you believe deserves this notable award. We are equally interested in youth, ages 14-18, who are setting an example for many in our community. Nominations should be completed online. The deadline to submit a nomination(s) is 5 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2018.
The Juanita Gray award honors African American men, women and youth who make outstanding contributions to the Denver Metro area and who exemplify the ideals and spirit represented by Gray’s commitment to the community.
Award recipient(s) must be:
- An African-American, a Colorado resident and a positive role model.
- A user and/or supporter of the Denver Public Library.
- A person who has taken an active role in the community.
- A person who has made a contribution above and beyond paid employment.
- A person who has made an impact in the community, state and/or USA.
- Nominee must be living.
SAVE THE DATE:
The 2019 awards presentation will take place at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St. on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. The event is the kick-off celebration for African American Awareness Month at the Denver Public Library.
For more information about the awards, questions about the criteria or assistance with the nomination form please contact Hannah Miles at (720) 865-2045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit a nomination(s) is 5 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2018.