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Youth lead fight against racism

Lincoln M. Alexander Award Recipients Named

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Two young women and one young man who are leading efforts to eliminate racism are the newest recipients of the Lincoln M. Alexander Awards.

Ms. Muna Ali of Peterborough, Ms. Chris-Ann Manning of Ajax, and Mr. Femi Doyle-Marshall of Scarborough will receive the award.

On December 10, the United Nations' Human Rights Day, the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and the Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, former Lieutenant Governor will present the awards. The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, will read the citations.

Quick Facts

  • Each recipient receives an award of $5,000.
  • On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Lincoln M. Alexander Awards have been presented since 1993.
  • These annual awards are presented to three Ontarians between the ages of 16 and 25 who have provided outstanding leadership in improving racial understanding.
  • There have been 45 recipients of the award to date.

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“The efforts and accomplishments of these young people have battled prejudice, discrimination and inequality. I am pleased to present these awards and commend their good works.”

Honourable David C. Onley

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“These three young leaders exemplify what I fervently believe: that the individual can be instrumental in changing society.”

Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander

Former Ontario Lieutenant Governor

“It’s fitting that these youth receive their awards on Human Rights Day. Anti-racism and tolerance are fundamental to human rights.”

Honourable Michael Chan

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

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