Student Human Rights Commission
About the Commission
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.
Join the Commission
Apply Now! 2016 - 2017 Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission
- 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 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
Yousef Omiesh Woodson High School
Kimberly Schaums Chantilly High School
Elza Thomas Robinson Secondary School
Niharika Vattikonda Thomas Jefferson High School