Awards

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Ruth M. Batson Social Justice Award

In the fall of 2006, the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) established an annual award to be given during the Reflection in Action: building healthy communities™ (RIA) award ceremony. The award was named in honor of Ruth M. Batson who represented the vision and purpose of RIA. Honorees represent the qualities and values of Ruth Batson who: was an unrelenting advocate for those marginalized by society and for diversity in educational institutions, worked to improve individual and community health services, promoted awareness of educational opportunities and was a role model for civic engagement.

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Youth Leadership Award

The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) established the Reflection in Action: building healthy communities™ (RIA) Youth Leadership Awards in 2010 to recognize outstanding youth leaders who represent the vision and purpose of RIA, exhibit leadership qualities, advocate on behalf of those marginalized by society, advocate for health and educational opportunities, are role models for civic engagement and participate in or support the arts.

Recipients

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Contest Winners

6th, 7th and 8th grade students who live in Boston or Cambridge, or attend Boston or Cambridge schools, organizations, after school programs, community programs, or religious institutions create an artistic piece about an health issue. The themes for this year’s contest include but not limited to: safety, healthy eating, physical fitness, health disparities, urban health issues and anti-violence oral health, public health, lung diseases, blood and kidney diseases, heart diseases and sleeping disorders. There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! 1st place winners receive $75, 2nd place winners receive $50, and 3rd place winners receive $25.

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