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.
The Student Human Rights Commission typically meets twice a month (Tuesdays), from 4:30-6:00pm, in the Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 318, Fairfax, VA, 22035.