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Monica Ontiveros and Ken Faunce Receive 2019 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Awards

January 22, 2019

Congratulations to Monica Ontiveros and Ken Faunce who received 2019 Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Awards during the 26th annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Community Breakfast Saturday in Moscow. Monica Ontiveros, a third-year law student, was given the award in part for her “relentless commitment to the rights of Latino immigrants and migrant farmworkers.” She has worked with immigration litigation and the Appellate Clinic, where she volunteered as an interpreter. Ken Faunce, a faculty member, has led the move to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day in Moscow. He works with high school and university students through the Human Rights Commission, and he’s a member of the Northwest Coalition of Human Rights. Thank you for your visionary work, Monica and Ken!

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