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Monroe County Women’s Commission Call for Nominations for Women’s History Month 2019

The theme for 2019 is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” This year, the National Women’s History Alliance honors women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society. These Honorees embraced the fact that the means determine the ends and so developed nonviolent methods to ensure just and peaceful results. For generations, women have resolved conflicts in their homes, schools, and communities. They have rejected violence as counterproductive and stressed the need to restore respect, establish justice, and reduce the causes of conflict as the surest way to peace. From legal defense and public education to direct action and civil disobedience, women have expanded the American tradition of using inclusive, democratic and active means to reduce violence, achieve peace, and promote the common good. From women’s rights and racial justice to disarmament and gun control, the drive for nonviolent change has been championed by visionary women. These women consciously built supportive, nonviolent alternatives and loving communities as well as advocating change. They have given voice to the unrepresented and hope to victims of violence and those who dream of a peaceful world.
Please follow the nomination guidelines and criteria in order to nominate a woman from Monroe County that represents this year’s theme to be recognized by the Monroe County Commissioners during March History Month, 2019.  1.) Your nominee must exemplify the 2019 theme, Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence  2.) Your nominee’s contributions should be of local significance within Monroe County and should amount to more than a single act or accomplishment.  3.) We encourage nominations of women from diverse backgrounds.  4.)You may submit only one nomination.  5.) You may submit nominations by completing this form or by answering all questions in the body of an email.  6.) All nominations must be emailed to pdume@mstownship.com by Monday, January 28, 2019  7.) Incomplete nominations or those that do not answer all questions will not be considered.  8.) Past Monroe County Honorees will not be considered.
Monroe County Women’s Commission 2019 Nomination Form
Name of Nominee________________________________________________________ Occupation or field of achievement __________________________________________ Please include nominee’s contact information: Address __________________________________________________________ Phone Number _____________________________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________________ Please include YOUR contact information: Address __________________________________________________________ Phone Number _____________________________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________________ In 2-3 sentences explain the nature of your nominee’s work and accomplishments. _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do your nominee’s accomplishments/contributions have a positive impact on the lives of women? (Please limit your response to 2-3 sentences) _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Please write a short essay (limited to approximately 350 words) expressing how your nominee’s work and life exemplifies the theme of Champions of Peace & Nonviolence: women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society. Please copy and paste your essay to the end of this nomination form (start on the next page). All nominations, questions, and feedback should be sent to pdume@mstownship.com. All nominations are due by Monday, January 28, 2019 We look forward to reviewing your nomination.
Your Short Essay
Please express how your nominee’s work and life exemplifies the theme of Champions of Peace & Nonviolence: Women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.