Val Joshua Award



Val Joshua Racial Justice Awards

 Congratulations to our winning recipients!

Val Joshua Racial Justice Award: Felisciana Peralta 

Youth Social Justice Award: Astrid DuBois

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.


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.


Nomination Information (Closed)

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.



Adult or youth practicing racial justice

Go to to fill out nomination form and submit it to Stephanie Barr:




YWCA Clark County
Attn: Stephanie Barr
3609 Main St Vancouver, WA 98684

In Person:
YWCA Clark County
3609 Main St Vancouver, WA 98684
Attn: Stephanie Barr
8:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri