Human Rights Advisory Commission
The City of Beaverton
2019 Human Rights Award
Mehreen Krueger, Beaverton School District
For support and advocacy of the principles and spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed on December 10, 1948, by 48 member nations of the General Assembly of the United Nations,
This Declaration guarantees the rights of all the people and encompasses a broad spectrum of economic, social, cultural, political and civil rights. – The Human Rights and Resource Guide
Mehreen Krueger has worked tirelessly in the Beaverton School District for 36 years. Her experience teaching grades 1-5 reflects her view that as educators, children who experience success during their elementary years create a better future for society. The ultimate goal in her classroom is to create a more informed, active and effective community members united in peace, progress and democracy.
Mehreen Krueger is constantly finding ways for her students to give back to the community outside of the classroom. Over the years her students have received several awards for their work in various competitions featuring human rights issues. Last year her class was recognized by the Human Rights Council of Washington County for their outstanding community engagement and commitment to human rights. Mehreen continually creates opportunities for her students to participate and lead numerous service-related events including raising money for Mercy Corps, running donation drives for hospitals and people experiencing homelessness, and raising awareness around issues related to immigration and empathy.
Mehreen Krueger’s gift is to inspire all students with a strong sense of self, confidence and how to act as a global residents. Embedded in each of her lessons are elements of music, drama, science, math, visual arts, history and literature, so learning is challenging, inspiring and invigorating.
In appreciation for her commitment to universal human rights principles, the City of Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission recognizes Mehreen Krueger for her valuable contribution to the Beaverton community as well as her national and international service.
About the Human Rights Advisory Commission
- Phone: 503-526-2439
- Email: Paolo Esteban
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Powers & Duties
The commission shall:
- Examine sources of tension, practices of discrimination, or acts of prejudice by employees of the City
- Make recommendations concerning solutions to specific problems of prejudice or discrimination in the City
- Recommend action, policies, and legislation to the City Council to be considered by state and local governments
- Make reports to the City Council upon request
- Perform conciliatory services that do not conflict with the functions of any other government agency
- Promote harmonious inter-group relations within the City