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Background: The Courage Award was established to acknowledge, celebrate, and lift up individuals or organizations who have the courage, persistence, and determination to change an unjust situation in the world. The awardees demonstrate a commitment to social justice, show courage and commitment in the face of hate, criticism, laws, mobs, and unpopular opinions; advance knowledge, dialogue, and/or reconciliation in any field; and advocate for social change. Judy Sheppard was the first to receive this award from Iliff.

Proceeds from this event will support Iliff's Diversities Program. Many of the events of the Diversities Program are open to the community. These events reflect Iliff's commitment to fostering learning, dialogue and reconciliation of individuals who have been discriminated against because of ethnicity, gender identity, age, religion, or ability.

For information, please call Iliff's Office of Institutional Advancement, 303.765.3122.