Normandale receives Omar Bonderud Human Rights Award

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College received the Omar Bonderud Human Rights Award from the Bloomington's Human Rights Commission on Monday, December 5.

The Omar Bunderud award is presented each year to an organizations or business that has made a significant contribution to ensuring the rights of people in Bloomington.

Normandale is receiving the award during the Bloomington City Council meeting at 7 p.m. The College is being selected for its work in inclusion and equity. The work included the President's Council on Diversity as part of the college's Diversity and Inclusiveness Campus Series. Some of these events include the following presentations, which were free and open to the public: LGBTQIA Topics in School and Work, Interfaith Panel, (Trans) Gender 101, "A Peach of My Mind" National Exhibit, and showing of "Last Change for Eden" and "the Color of Fear". These programs aimed to increase awareness, address biases (known and unknown) and promote acceptance, understanding and mutual respect.