Julie Malyon and LaVoie House believe that high-quality healthcare is a human right, not a privilege—and because of their dedication to living out that belief, thousands of people over the last decade have received that care with dignity and respect at Red Wing’s free CARE Clinic.
The City of Red Wing’s Human Rights Commission is honoring both people Monday night with its annual Amos Owen Human Rights Award at the 6 p.m. Red Wing City Council meeting and a special 5:30 p.m. reception immediately prior. The public is invited to attend. The award is named for Amos Owen, a Mdewakanton Dakota elder and spiritual leader from the Prairie Island Indian Community who worked to preserve Dakota language and culture and who shared the belief that all people, whatever their background, can live in balance and respect for one another.
LaVoie and Malyon carry on the legacy of Amos Owen, standing up for human rights and building personal connections that lead to stronger individual and community health. “Connectedness matters for all of us,” Malyon says. House agrees. “The best thing is seeing life through the perspective of someone else. I never really did that years ago, and it’s given me a whole new way of looking at the world.”
Amos Owen Award Reception and Ceremony
Everyone is invited to a reception honoring this year’s Amos Owen Award winners, Julie Malyon and LaVoie House.
WHEN: Monday, October 14
TIME: 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: City Council Chambers Lobby
315 West Fourth Street
Light refreshments will be provided.
Short award ceremony immediately following at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.