Thursday, May 29, 2008

Martin Luther King Award for Job Cohen

may 29 2008

The Mayor of Amsterdam Job Cohen was honored with the first non-american Martin Luther King Award.
It was the first time the organisation called DutchVersity presented this award in The Netherlands.
Plans are to make this award an annual tradition, like the american counterpart.

Isaac Newton Farris, the nephew of the famous and much respected Martin Luther King and chairman of the American "The King Center" came to this special event in The Netherlands to personally honor Mr. Cohen for the way he realised Martin Luther King's dream of justice, equality and peace.
The way Mr. Cohen carries out the mission of Martin Luther King should have our deepest respect. He's been able to create equality and acceptance between people and he's been able to create understanding between different groups of the population.

The last Years Mayor Cohen has been awarded for the way he's been dealing with diversity.
The Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, granted hin an honorary degree as did the University of Windsor, Canada. He became honorary Doctor of Common Laws degree at the Law Convocation on Friday, June 15, 2007.


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