Student Human Rights Commission
About the Commission
Who we are?
The Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission is the regions's first commision comprised entirely of high school students with the mission of:
- Promoting dialogues on diversity amoung youth;
- Fostering a greater understanding and appreiciation of differences;
- Creating exposure to human and civil rights laws, such as the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance and Fair Housing Act; and
- Encouraging leadership and active participation in government.
The Fairfax County Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools launched the Student Human Rights Commission (SHRC) program during the 2009 - 2010 school year, and the program continues to grow year after year. Each school year, the SHRC hosts events, plans activities, and facilitates campaigns in support of its mission.
Join the Commission
Apply Now! 2016 - 2017 Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission
- The 2017 SHRC Fair Housing Art and Literary Contest is underway. The 2017 Contest Theme is Fair Housing: Building A Community Block by Block. See the contest flyer for more details!
- SHRC hosted its 6th Annual Fair Housing Art and Literary Contest in honor of Fair Housing Month - April 2016. This year's theme was "There is Always Unity in Community". Winners were selected from both the art and literary categories. This year's winners are:
Sofia Rosales, Robinson Secondary High School - Literary Winner
Suji Kim, Annandale High School - Art Winner
Both winning entries were announced and recognized at the Fairfax County Office of Human Rights Annual Fair Housing Month Luncheon and Forum on April 15, 2016. The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® generoulsy sponsored the prize money awarded. Congratulations Sofia and Suju!
- SHRC Commissioner Lauren Bidwell completes her Racism in the Movies Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Visit https://racisminthemoviesproject.wordpress.com/ to read all about the project and find out how you can create a Movie Night at your school.
2016 -2017 Student Commissioners
|Itiola Akingbola||West Potomac High School|
|Zahra Alisa||Lake Braddock Secondary School|
|Lily Beres||Stuart High School|
|Christopher Cao||Thomas Jefferson High School|
|Emma Choi||Marshall High School|
|Scott Clark||Centreville High School|
|Yumna Dahab||Stuart High School|
|Leslie Davis||Robinson Secondary School|
|Kevin Doan||Fairfax High School|
|Paola Henriquez||Chantilly High School|
|Janan Iranbomy||Marshall High School|
|Nam Hyun Kim||Robinson Secondary School|
|Valerie Nguyen||Centreville High School|
|Kimber Schmaus||Chantilly High School|
|Elza Thomas||Robinson Secondary School|
|Niharika Vattikonda||Thomas Jefferson High School|
|Renee Zhang||McLean High School|