Val Joshua Award

Who’s Eligible?

Any adult or youth who is practicing racial justice and social justice in Clark County.

Val Joshua Racial Justice Award - (18 years or older)

Youth Social Justice Award - (14 to 20 years)

Award Recipients Will Have:

  • Demonstrated leadership in civil rights and working toward eliminating racism.
  • Exhibited significant involvement working for peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people.
  • Demonstrated commitment to self-determined social change for all people.

How do you nominate yourself or someone else for these awards?

Anyone may nominate an adult for The Val Joshua Racial Justice Award or a youth for the Youth Social Justice Award. Nominate yourself or another by completing and submitting the Nomination Packet.

Download the Nomination Packet

For more information contact Stephanie at or 360-906-9143.


History of the Award

The Val Joshua Award was originally given to Val Joshua in recognition of her life-long commitment and work toward the elimination of racism in 1989. The awards are presented annually to individuals, groups, businesses, or organizations who have demonstrated leadership in working toward eliminating racism and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. To see a listing of the former recipients, visit our social justice page.


Recognition and Celebration

Once a year, a community-wide awards celebration is held to honor all award recipients. This is a time when family, friends, and community leaders can celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients. Join us this year on June 7th at YWCA Clark County to celebrate the 2017 award recipients.