Missouri Human Rights Commission Announces Bootheel Student Winners of Poster, Journalism Contests
(l-r: MCHR Executive Director Alisa Warren; Rep. Billy Pat Wright, Dist. 159;
Twelve Missouri youths were named winners in a poster and journalism contest sponsored by the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR). More than 100 students in Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, and Stoddard counties submitted either a poster or essay expressing the theme, “Live the Dream: Fair Housing.” The students received cash prizes in the amounts of $250 (first place), $125 (second place), and $50 (third place). The winners were:
Poster, Grades 4-6:
Poster, Grades 7-12:
The MCHR is an independent commission housed in the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. It is responsible for enforcing the Missouri Human Rights Act which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), disability and age (in employment only), and familial status (in housing only).
For more information about your rights, the MCHR complaint process, or free public informational sessions, visit www.labor.mo.gov/MOHumanRights or call 573-751-3325.