Student Human Rights Commission

About the Commission

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 Who we are?

 The Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission is the region's first commission comprised entirely of high school students with the mission of:

  • Promoting dialogues on diversity among youth;
  • Fostering a greater understanding and appreciation 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.

 Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission Bylaws 

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Apply Now!  2016 - 2017 Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission

Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission Application



  • The 2017 SHRC Fair Housing Art and Literary Contest  winners have been selected!  This year's theme is Fair Housing: Building a Community Block by Block.  A winner was selected in each of the two categories and were presented at the Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs Annual Fair Housing Month Luncheon on April 27, 2017.  The 2017 winners are:

            Art Winner:    Sarah Kim of WT Woodson High School

            Literary Winner:    Shaan Chudasama, Chantilly High School


        Both winning entries received a $300 prize and a framed copy of thier submission.  Framed copies of each peice were also provided to the Luncheon's keynote speaker. The Northern Virginia Association of         Realtors® generoulsy co-sponsored the prize money awarded.  Congratulations Sarah and Shaan!

        SHRC and OHREP wishes to thank all students who participated in the contest.


  • SHRC Commissioner Lauren Bidwell completes her Racism in the Movies Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  Visit  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

Yousef Omiesh                 Woodson High School

Kimberly Schaums           Chantilly High School

Elza Thomas                    Robinson Secondary School

Niharika Vattikonda          Thomas Jefferson High School






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