Submit Nominations for Human Rights Awards by March 18


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Feb. 7, 2008

Submit Nominations for Human Rights Awards by March 18

The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for its 30th annual Human Rights Awards until Tuesday, March 18. The awards recognize individuals, nonprofits or businesses that advanced human rights in Fairfax County in 2007.

To get a nomination form, call 703-324-2953, TTY 703-324-2900. Nominations can be submitted by e-mail to cathy.boone@fairfaxcounty.gov; by fax to 703-324-3570; or by mail to the Human Rights Commission, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 318, Fairfax, VA 22035-0093.

Nominees should demonstrate accomplishments to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, private education and credit. These accomplishments can be a single significant action, long-term activities or corporate equality programs of an extensive and outstanding nature.

The 2007 award recipients, as well as previous years’ winners, will be honored at a banquet on May 6. Recipients of the 2006 award were: Frank Palmer, Greenspring Volunteer Program; Fatima Miller and Neel Ellis, Rolling Productions Inc.; and the Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

The Human Rights Commission was established in 1974 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability in the areas of housing, public accommodations, employment, private education and credit.

For more information or a nomination form, contact the Human Rights Commission at 703-324-2953, TTY 703-324-2900, or by e-mail to cathy.boone@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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