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Miller-Foushee receives 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP has named Paris Miller-Foushee as the recipient of the branch’s 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award.

The award exemplifies Dr. King’s legacy of service and recognizes an individual who has:

  • Made a significant impact on the community through advocacy efforts.

  • Raised awareness of social justice issues.

  • Demonstrated a track record of service to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.

  • Inspired others to act in service to making our community a better place to live.

Miller-Foushee is serving in her first term as a member of the Chapel Hill Town Council. She is also secretary of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP branch, as well as a board member of EmPOWERment, Inc. and the Marian Cheek Jackson Center.

These roles allow her to advocate for housing education and justice, affordable housing management and community engagement.

She uses service as a vehicle for conversation and fellowship with people across generations, varied backgrounds, and socio-economic statuses. We thank Paris for her commitment to service and embodiment of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It is an absolute honor to continue on the 75-year legacy of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP,” Miller-Foushee said. “I hope that we continue to build a community that is inclusive, promotes equity, fair housing, fair labor laws, environmental justice and economic sustainability.”

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