The City of Moscow Human Rights Commission will host the biennial Ismat Ara and Abdul Mannan Sheikh Community Unity Award Ceremony in the Great Room at the 1912 Center Great Room located at 412 E Third Street, November 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. The Moscow community is invited to join the Human Rights Commission in celebrating the 2017 award winner to be announced at the ceremony.
The award is to honor the memory of two outstanding Moscow citizens, Ismat Ara Sheikh and her husband, Abdul Mannan Sheikh, who demonstrated the meaning of community unity in their personal lives and outreach to the Moscow community. This was marked in particular with their open invitation to anyone for the community Thanksgiving meals they hosted for many years in Moscow.
The Ismat Ara and Abdul Mannan Sheikh Community Unity Award is a biennial civic award to highlight and honor achievements of a Moscow citizen or group who have made outstanding commitments to community unity, and who have a history of significant effort on behalf of diversity and human rights in Moscow and the surrounding community.
The event will include an award for the recipient and the inclusion of their name on a central plaque housed in City Hall as well as a commemorative rock plaque in East City Park to honor the Sheikhs and the award recipient.