Thanks to all who turned out in Missoula on December 4, 2010 to honor Dave Strohmaier, Stacy Rye and the National Coalition Building Institute of Missoula for their work promoting civil liberties in Montana.
Stacy and Dave were presented with the ACLU of Montana's Jeannette Rankin Award for their inspiring dedication to upholding civil liberties in Missoula by co-sponsoring the city's nondiscrimination ordinance and building a more just community for all.
The NCBI Missoula won its Jeannette Rankin Award for its commitment to promoting respect and equality for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender students, and for building a culture of nonviolence across Montana.
In addition, middle school students in Missoula's RESPECT Club were given the Vern Klingman Volunteerism Award for their initiative in creating the city's first Diversity Day celebration.
Stacy Rye and Dave Strohmaier
Heidi Wallace, director of youth programs, NCBI Missoula with members of the RESPECT Club