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Nominations Invited for Aetna Voice of Conscience Award

The Aetna Voice of Conscience Award was created in memory of tennis great Arthur Ashe, Jr., a member of Aetna’s board of directors for more than ten years and chairman of the Aetna Foundation at the time of his death. The Voice of Conscience Award will be presented to a citizen/leader who emulates Arthur Ashe’s selfless commitment to education, civil rights, health, and human services. The award recognizes and celebrates the lifetime achievement of humanitarian efforts on a national level, and the winner will receive a $50,000 grant to the nonprofit(s) organization(s) of his/her choice. Characteristics of the award recipient include a desire to advance human rights, opportunity, and dignity; a commitment to serve others, regardless of personal benefit; a devotion to achieving humanitarian ideals; demonstrated accomplishments in civil rights, education, health care, and social equity; a willingness to take risks for challenging causes; and a demonstrated ability to cross boundaries of race, culture, class, faith, and ethnicity. Visit the Aetna Foundation Web site (www.aetna.com/foundation/) for an online nomination form as well as information on past winners. Deadline for applications: July 15, 2006.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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