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2021 Unity Breakfast Set for October 28th; Award Nomination Deadline is September 24th

The Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission invites all interested citizens to attend the 2021 Unity Breakfast on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 7:30 to 8:45 A.M. at The Bruce Convention Center, at 303 Conference Center Dr., Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Formerly known as the Mayor’s Unity Breakfast, The Unity Breakfast is held in October of each year in conjunction with the annual Human Rights Week. The theme of this year’s breakfast is Our Unity is Our Strength, and Our Diversity is Our Power, with Terrance A. Sullivan, J.D. as keynote speaker. Mr. Sullivan serves as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. 

Due to promoting safe and social distancing, we ask that you consider purchasing a table of 8 for $160 at the Municipal Center in the Human Rights Commission Office, Mayor’s Office, Judge/Executive’s Office, or from any Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission member. Individual tickets will be available for $20. Tickets purchased at the door are $30 each. Tickets will be available Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Sponsorships are also available. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Human Rights Office for more information.

Each year the following awards are presented to our community Hal & Bettye Thurmond, Mayor’s Unity Award, Volunteer of the Year, The Standard Award. In addition, a new award this year will be the Judge’s Unity Award; to someone who is making a difference to improve the community through their dedication to human relations and community members who contribute to the spirit of unity. The awards are presented by the Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission, the City of Hopkinsville, and the Christian County Government. 

The Human Rights Commission will be accepting Award Nomination forms until September 24, 2021. 

  • Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award - is open to a member, group, or organization in Hopkinsville-Christian County who’s making a difference to improve the community through their dedication to human relations.
  • Mayor’s Unity Award - is open to a member, group, or organization that resides within the city limits and makes deliberate, conscious efforts to unite people and work together to better our community.
  • The Standard Award for Excellence - is open to individuals within Hopkinsville-Christian County for their outstanding service and devotion that goes above and beyond the call of duty in their profession to better our community.  
  • Volunteer of the Year Award - is open to a member, group, or organization in Hopkinsville-Christian County for their outstanding service and going above and beyond to positively impact the agency they serve or the community at large.
  • Judge’s Unity Award - is open to a member, group, or organization that resides within Christian County (outside Hopkinsville city limits) and makes deliberate, conscious efforts to unite people and work together to better our community. 

The award nomination forms can be found on the Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission website: www.hoptown.org/hrc.

For additional information about sponsorships, tickets, and table reservations, please call (270) 887-4010 or email hrc@hopkinsvilleky.us.