Student Human Rights Commission

About the Commission

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 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.

 Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission Bylaws 

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Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission Application




  • 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  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  


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