The Human Rights Commission invites all interested citizens to attend the 47th Annual Unity Breakfast on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 7:30 to 8:45 A.M. at The Bruce Convention Center.
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.
Tables of 8 can be purchased for $160. Individual tickets are $20 each, and will be $30 at the door. To purchase tables/tickets or for more information, contact the HRC office at 270-887-4010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available for the 2021 Unity Breakfast. If you or your business/organization would like to be a sponsor of the Unity Breakfast, click HERE for more information.
THANK YOU to our 2021 Unity Breakfast Sponsors!
For more information on how you can sponsor the 2022 Unity Breakfast, contact the Human Rights Commission at 270-887-4010 or email@example.com.
Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award
Each year a Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award is awarded to an individual or group who’s making a difference to improve the community through their dedication to human relations. This award is presented by the Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission.
Download the Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award Nomination Form (PDF)
Submit the Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award Nomination Form Online
The Unity Award is awarded to an individual or group in the Hopkinsville community who contributes to the spirit of unity. This award is presented by the Mayor of Hopkinsville. A new Unity Award has been added this year to include residents of Christian County (outside the Hopkinsville city limits) and will be presented by the Christian County Judge Executive.
Download the Mayor's Unity Award Nomination Form (PDF)
Download the Judge's Unity Award Nomination For (PDF)
Submit the Unity Award Nomination Form Online
Bernard Standard Award for Excellence
This award acknowledges outstanding service and devotion that goes above and beyond the call of duty, recognizing an individual who sets a high STANDARD of excellence that has made our community better.
Download the Bernard Standard Award for Excellence Nomination Form (PDF)
Submit the Bernard Standard Award for Excellence Nomination Form Online
Volunteer of the Year Award
Human Rights Commission and the City of Compassion Committee would like to recognize and honor a volunteer for their outstanding service to Hopkinsville. Hopkinsville-Christian County residents are invited to nominate a volunteer they believe deserves this meritorious award.
Download the Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Form (PDF)
Submit the Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Form Online
2020 Unity Breakfast Virtual Series
2019 Building Community Video
Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award Recipients
2019 Police Chief Clayton Sumner
2018 Joetta Stewart
2017 Barney Bishop 1995 Elizabeth Spencer
2016 Bonnie Lynch 1994 Howard Myers
2015 Angie Major 1993 Linda Pearson
2014 Tom Bell 1992 Russell Weatherwax
2013 Kurt & Susan Anderson 1991 Norman Freeman
2012 Rev. Buddy Slaughter 1990 Tom C. Steiner
2011 Nikki Durham 1989 Fannie Louise Maddux
2010 Elaine Love 1988 J.T. Lynch
2009 Jesse Quarles 1987 Mary Francis Loving
2008 Charles Turner 1986 Roger W. Holloway
2007 Suzy Schlegel 1985 J. Raymond Lord
2006 Mary Smith 1984 Norma Berens
2005 Wally Bryan 1982 Eugene Pool
2004 Marby Schlegel 1981 Rev. A.R. Lasley
2003 Penny Chewning 1980 Frank J. Thomas
2002 Wynn & Linda Radford 1979 Carolyn Self
2001 Wendell Lynch 1978 Joseph V. Rose
2000 Garnett Smith 1977 K.O. Cayce, Sir
1999 Marlin & Rochelle Anderson 1976 Mamye B. White
1998 Diane Croney - Turner 1975 Francis Eugene Whitney
1997 Jim & Joyce Adams 1974 Mrs. John Blane, Sr.
1996 Barbara Waggoner 1973 Mary Virginia Parrish
Unity Award Recipients
2019 Boys & Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County
2018 Frances Dunbar & Cary Sharber
2017 Bill & Kaye Munday
2016 Indian Physicians Alliance for Community Service
2015 Rev. Dr. M.O. & Renee Fort
2014 Challenge House Movement
2013 Isabel Soberal
2012 Graham and Rita Harvey
2011 Jim Wisby
2010 Dr. Vernell Larkin
2009 Wally Bryan
2008 Matthew Harris
2007 Inner City Advisory Committee
Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients
2019 Boys & Girls Club Board
2018 CCHS AFJROTC