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Honoring our 2021
International Human Rights Award Recipient: Frank E. Archuletta



Join us for our 2021 celebration of the IHRA, honoring Eugenia Brady! 

Reception will be held Friday, January 29th from 5-7 pm via Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID: 879 3859 2588, Passcode: 818509


The award was established in 1996 to recognize individuals in Boulder County who have contributed substantially during the previous year or over a longer period of time to making the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights a living, vital, and effective document. This 1948 declaration identifies such human rights as the right to life, liberty, and security of person, the right to privacy and freedom of movement, the right to an education, and the right to an adequate standard of living, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care. If you know someone who should be recognized for their international contributions to human rights, you are encouraged to make a nomination.

The recipient of the International Human Rights Award will be honored with a reception near the date of Human Rights Day, which falls on December 10. All nominators and nominees, their friends, and family are welcome to attend. The recipient and the time and place of the award ceremony will be announced by 30 November.

Please help us honor a Boulder County humanitarian with a nomination for this award. We look forward to your submission. 

Past Recipients of the Award

2021 Eugenia Brady, Advocate Coordinator and Diversity Specialist: Her experience includes many years of work with the Boulder Valley School District, where she was honored to serve in the BVSD Equity Leadership Team for the annual cohorts. Currently, she works at the Association for Community Living (ACL) as an advocacy coordinator and Diversity Specialist and works particularly with Latino families. Among other nonprofit organizations, Eugenia has served as member of the Board of Directors of the Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC), the Parent Engagement Network (PEN), Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented (BVGT) and ELPASO Movement. Eugenia has a passion to serve others particularly minorities and underrepresented communities, and in recent years her focus has been helping to advocate with and for people with disabilities providing a voice for those who have been historically targeted with bigotry, dehumanization and abuse.


2020  Veronica Hrutkay, Veronica is recognized for her service to the UN Association through her work with the Boulder County chapter and as Regional Representative to UNA-USA, and most importantly her tireless leadership in the Cities for CEDAW campaign. 

2019  Tinbet Tinstman and Kathy Stutzman


2017  Nikhil Mankekar, Member of the city of Boulder’s Human Rights Commission.

2016  Jan Arney, Founder, in 2010, and Executive Director of Partners in Parenting Haiti, a model foster care program for orphaned children in Jeremie, Haiti.

2015  Kathryn Louise Meyer, Active in Zonta International through Zonta Foothills Club on behalf UN programs including Sustainable Development Goals and CEDAW (Convention to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women).

2014  Paula Palmer, Since the 1960s she has helped Indigenous communities throughout the world record their histories, defend their rights, and prevent environmental destruction. She facilitates a workshop titled Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with America’s Native Peoples.

2013  Bay Roberts and Patty Gilbert, Founders of One School at a Time, raise funds for schools and children in Uganda.

2012  Sally and Darryl Brown, Founders of the Boulder-Kisumu Sister City Committee, the Browns raise funds and help complete sanitation and clean-water systems in slum-area schools in Kisumu, Kenya, where they are also building a sustainable poultry project for widows.

2011  Doctors Christine and David Hibbard, In 2005, the Hibbards founded the Kisiizi Malaria and Health Care Project at the Kisiizi Hospital in a remote part of Uganda. As a psychotherapist and trauma counselor, Christine helped men, women, and children in Kosovo survive the grief and devastation of genocide, and she has used her conflict resolution skills in Israel.

2010  Ellen Marshall, During a lifetime of work in legislative and policy roles, and now with the Good Works Group, an affiliate of the UN Foundation, Ellen has been a major player in promoting the rights of women worldwide.

2009  Torkin Wakefield, Founded BeadforLife®: Eradicating Poverty One Bead at a Time, an international non-profit that works with women in Uganda, Europe, and North America.


2008  Dr. Bernard Amadei, Founded Engineers Without Borders which supports community-driven programs of sustainable development worldwide.


2007  Carl Tinstman, Helped direct a joint UNICEF and WHO program of polio eradication that has nearly wiped out the disease worldwide.


2006  Eric Glustrom, In 2002, at age 17, created Educate!, a foundation that raises money to keep refugees and other poor students in school in Uganda.

2005  Dr. Richard Cross, Since 1995, leads eye health teams to Jamaica. Treated more than 200 cases of severe eye disease in the first ten years.


2004  Julia Shaw, Creator, and Executive Director, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights.


2003  Jean Gore, Past national president and long-time leader, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.


2002  Le Roy Moore, Helped train Russians for environmental and human rights protection work, during the last years of the Soviet Union and the first years of the new Russia.


2001  Richard Kraft, Led a campaign to help fund orphanages in some of Africa’s poorest countries.


2000  Inge Sargent, President of Burma Lifeline, a charity devoted to helping Burmese refugees survive in countries bordering Burma.


1999  Roy Young, Created and funded three foundations to help third-world countries protect environmental rights.


1998  Bill Cohen, Led an effort to get hundreds of Russians, many of them Jews, out of the Soviet Union and resettled in the Boulder-Denver area.


1997  Bruce Montgomery, Norlin Library Archivist — amassed the largest academic repository of international human rights abuse materials in the country.


1996  Ellen Moore, Co-Director, Amnesty International’s Urgent Action Network.

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