Community Invited to Human Rights Celebration Saturday, Jan. 19

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Provided by Prince William County

The Prince William County Human Rights Commission will celebrate Universal Human Rights Day at 9:00 a. m., on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge.

The theme of this year’s program is “Celebrating Diversity” and will include breakfast and the annual presentation of the Human Rights Awards. These awards are given to members of the community who provide unique contributions to human and civil rights.

The 2019 winners are Phyllis Aggrey, John Harper, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Prince William County Chapter, Potomac Health Foundation and Minnieville Elementary School’s Family Engagement Team.

Pastor, speaker and teacher Art Jackson will be the keynote speaker as the Human Rights Commission celebrates its 25th anniversary. The day will also include posting of the colors, a singing of the Star-Spangled Banner, a poem reading and musical selections. There will also be cake.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to the Human Rights Office at 703-792-4680 or email

The United Nations declared Universal Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, 1948, to recognize the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

More information about the Prince William County Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Office can be found on the County’s website at


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