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  • Christopher W. Riley, left, with Paula Hughes-Schuh, CEO of YWCA Northeast Indiana. (Courtesy)

Friday, October 20, 2017 10:34 am

Verbatim: YWCA Northeast Indiana names Hope Award recipient

YWCA Northeast Indiana issued the following news release today:

Fort Wayne, Friday, October 20, 2017-Paula Hughes-Schuh, CEO YWCA Northeast Indiana, presented a Hope Award for Racial Justice to Christopher W. Riley Friday morning at Ivy Tech.

The recipient of the Racial Justice award must be someone who works to eradicate racial injustice. Christopher W. Riley is a Student Services Professional at Ivy Tech and a Christian minister at African Methodist Episcopal. He has been involved in numerous community efforts to bring awareness to racial justice. His work has included diversity efforts at IPFW, gun violence awareness, and other projects at The Urban League. He is a strong supporter of Historically Black Universities. He has also brought racial injustice issues to the public by hosting a new radio station.

Every year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Northeast Indiana recognizes those who exhibit excellence in advocacy that reflects our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. A winner is selected in each of five categories (Racial Justice, Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention, Women's Economic Empowerment, Child Advocacy, and the Junior Hope Award).