Nominations for Human Rights Awards Due November 23

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The Prince William County Human Rights Commission is looking for nominees for its Human Rights Awards, which it gives annually to Prince William County individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses for their outstanding accomplishments toward human rights.

Candidates for the awards must be Prince William County residents. The awards honor outstanding contributions to the “equality for all people in Prince William County, demonstrated by leadership and excellence in any field,” according to the Human Rights Office.

For information, call the Human Rights Office at 703-792-4680 or download the nomination form. Nominations may be mailed or delivered to the Human Rights Commission, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Suite 125, Woodbridge, Virginia 22191, or faxed to 703-792-6944, and must be received at the Human Rights Office by Nov. 23.

Nominations for the awards may be submitted by individuals, community and business groups, schools and others.

Recipients of the award will be honored at the annual observance of Universal Human Rights Day, to be held this year at 9:00 a. m., Jan. 14, 2017, at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building at 15941 Donald Curtis Drive in Woodbridge.

The mandate of the Human Rights Commission is to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, or disability in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, education, and credit.

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