North Alabama United Methodists are invited to nominate persons (lay or clergy) who are active in the church on the local, district or conference level; who demonstrate a willingness to take risks and stand up for the rights of women and minority persons, and who for these reasons may be considered barrier breakers.
The award will be presented at the Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award Breakfast and the recipient will be recognized during Annual Conference on Tuesday, June 5, 2016 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.
In 1990, the United Methodist Women of the North Alabama Conference established the award in honor of Dr. Louise Branscomb as a way for the Conference to annually recognize a United Methodist willing to take risks and stand up for the rights of women and ethnic minority persons. Each year the Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) continues to recognize “barrier Breakers” through this award.
Dr. Branscomb was a local doctor who devoted her life to bring better health to all members of society. Working through the United Methodist Church, she advocated for gender and social justice.
The deadline for receiving nominees is March 15, 2016. Click here for an online application.