ACLU of Hawai‘i Seeks Nominations for 2012 Youth Award

Hawai‘i youth up to the age of 21 eligible for $1000 civil liberties prize

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation’s Guardians of Liberty and Justice Youth Award honors young people who have taken a stand and made a difference in the defense of individual rights.

Nominations for the 2012 Guardians of Liberty and Justice Youth Award must be received by Friday, 10/5/12. Nominations can be made by anyone. Self-nominations are also accepted. If a winner is chosen, there is a $1000 first place award, and up to two $500 second place awards. Roundtrip travel to the award ceremony is provided for neighbor islands winner(s). The Awards will be presented as part of planned events to commemorate the Bill of Rights anniversary in December.

ACLU of Hawaii Youth Affairs Committee Chair Esther Solomon said: “We want to spotlight the efforts of the next generation, and encourage them to carry on the protection of fundamental rights. These are unique individuals who take the initiative to correct an injustice and do so often under difficult conditions.”

Learn more about the Guardians of Liberty and Justice Youth Award and get the nomination form online. You can also request a form via email:, fax (808)522-5909, or call the ACLU at (808)522-5904.