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The Marvin E. Johnson Diversity & Equity Award was established as a tribute to Marvin Johnson, a long-time member of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR), an ACR Board Member and a champion of diversity and equity throughout the dispute resolution field.  It recognizes a sustained, outstanding contribution or a specific extraordinary achievement that has enhanced diversity and equity within an area of society.  The award honors individuals and organizations who have successfully contributed to removing barriers or obstacles to full and equal participation at all levels of society.  Recipients are those who have contributed to bridging the divides between groups of people or have successfully created opportunities for expanded diversity and equality within an area of specialty, a community or beyond.

 

Past Recipients:

2015 Peacebuilders International (Canada) for their work with young people using restorative circles
2014 Tim Wise for his anti-race work
2013 Awarded Posthumously to Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens
2012 Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, for his diversity efforts in the a number of areas in the state of Maryland and commitment to ADR
2011 Navajo Elder James Peshlakai, for dedicating his life to the preservation of the Navajo culture
2010 Susan Collins Marks and John Marks, were honored for the international peacemaking work they do through Search for Common Ground
2009  Nelson and Joyce Johnson, the leaders of the work to create the first US Truth Commission in Greensboro, N.C.
2008 The Rev. Mpho A.Tutu, Executive Director of the Tutu Institute for Prayer and Pilgrimage., for her ministries for children in Massachusetts, for rape survivors in South Africa and for refugees. She eared her MDiv from Episcopal Divinity Schoo in Cambridge, MA.


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