December 13, 2020
Kari (Knudson) Yates, 1985 Mayville State University graduate, has been named a recipient of the Moorhead Human Rights Commission 2020 Human Rights Award. The awards are given to recognize significant contributions to human rights in the Moorhead (Minn.) community. Kari is being recognized in the education category.
Kari works closely with the New American community and has volunteered with food distribution during the pandemic. She has worked hard to connect New American parents with the school district. She has faithfully given every Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. to work with New Americans on English skills. She also worked with their leadership to obtain grants related to the education of their children and themselves. She is Program Manager for Literacy and English Learners at Moorhead Area Public Schools.
Kari will receive her award from the Moorhead Human Rights Commission at the Moorhead City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held remotely via WebEx. The public is invited to view the presentation which is being streamed online at youtube.com/Moorhead.