Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award

The Josie R. Johnson Award was established to recognize Dr. Josie R. Johnson’s lifelong contributions to human rights and social justice both within and beyond her tenure at the University of Minnesota. The purpose of this award is to honor University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students who exemplify Dr. Johnson’s commitment to creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments.

Congratulations to the Spring 2021 Josie R. Johnson Human Rights & Social Justice Awardees:

Dr. Samuel L. Myers, Jr. 
Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Twin Cities

Becky Rodriguez
Graduate student, College of Science and Engineering, Twin Cities

Dr. Amelious N. Whyte, Jr.
College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities