King Convocation planned for February; nominations open for Tony Hill Award

Green entrepreneur, urban advocate, and author Van Jones will address the 25th annual UCSC Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation, which will be held February 12 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of UC Santa Cruz's celebration of Black History Month.

This year marks the first time the Tony Hill Award will be given to someone in the Santa Cruz community who demonstrates the hallmarks of Tony Hill's life: mentor, inspirational leader, gifted mediator, and bridge-builder in our community. Hill, a prominent community activist, died of a heart attack in August 2007.

The Tony Hill Award selection committee is seeking nominations; the deadline for submitting them is January 7, 2009. Please review the guidelines, below, and complete a nomination form.

Read guidelines before making a nomination

Open, print, fill out, and mail in nomination form