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City of Warwick

Mayoral Proclamation
WHEREAS: Justin Bibee, a Warwick resident, has dedicated his time, talent and energy to advocating for human
rights; and,

WHEREAS: He is a Ph.D. student in peacebuilding at Durban University of Technology and currently works as a
service coordinator for Pathways Vermont, striving to end chronic homelessness in that state; and,

WHEREAS: Hi~ cuffent projects include the Global Human Rights Project, Reform of the U.S. Peace Corps Act, the
Kanwal Scholarship Foundation, the Bibee Peacebuilding Grant, and promoting Human Rights in Our Schools; and,

WHEREAS: His efforts have brought him to places throughout the United States as well as Tanzania, Pakistan, and
Morocco; and,

WHEREAS: Justin holds more than a dozen trainings and certifications related to human rights, as well as nearly a
dozen United Nations certifications in such areas as gender, conflict analysis, HIV-AIDS, confronting trauma,
advocacy, and security; and,

‘WHEREAS: His efforts have earned him recognition from local, state and federal officials, as well as other
organizations, including the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Global Peacebuilding Center, and The Kind
Foundation; and, . -

WHEREAS: Justin recently returned from a four-month trip to Maui, Hawaii, where he worked with their HIV
positive residents to ensure they had healthcare access and uninterrupted access to specialists and life-saving
medicines. He also worked to establish December 10 as Human Rights Day in Maui, an initiative supported by the
Mayor of Maui; and,

WHEREAS: The City wishes to recognize Justin’s numerous contributions to our local, national and global
community through his tireless efforts to assure human rights for all.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT, I, JOSEPH J. SOLOMON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF


WARWICK, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM

Friday, January 18, 2019


as
Justin Bibee Day
In the City of Warwick, and ask our residents to join me thanking him for his tremendous efforts and wishing him
continued happiness and success in the fUture.

In recognition whereof I have hereby set my hand and caused the


seal of the City of Warwick to be hereunto affixed this 17th day of
January2019 ii

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