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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Press Release: Nominations sought for Dorothy & Eugene T. Butler Human Rights Award

The Brookings Human Rights Commission is now accepting nominations for the Dorothy & Eugene T. Butler Human Rights Award. This award is presented each year by the Human Rights Commission to the person(s) who has contributed to advancing the cause of human rights. The award bears the name of the first recipients, Dorothy & Eugene T. Butler. The Butlers were recognized for their lifelong advocacy in human rights issues on a local, regional, and national level.

To obtain a nomination application, please go to or contact the Brookings City Clerk’s Office, Brookings City & County Government Center, 520 Third Street, Suite 230, (605) 692-6281, . The nomination deadline is May 31, 2019.

All nominations will be considered and reviewed by the Brookings Human Rights Commission. The 2019 Dorothy & Eugene T. Butler Human Rights Award recipient will be recognized at a combined award event on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the McCrory Gardens Visitors Center.

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