Nominations Sought for Human Rights Award

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Provided by Prince William County

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA. . . The Prince William County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the Annual Human Rights Award. Individuals, nonprofit organizations or businesses may be nominated for outstanding accomplishments in the area of human rights in Prince William County. The deadline for submitting nominations is Nov. 23, 2014. The recipients will be honored at the annual observance of Universal Human Rights Day on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the James J. McCoart Building, 1 County Complex Court in Woodbridge.

Award recipients for 2013 were Father Gerard Creedo – Pastor, Holy Family Catholic Church; Dr. Doreen Dauer, Vicky Castro and Sam Sanders – Prince William County Public Schools; Cydny Neville -Town of Dumfries; and Carlos Labiosa – former Human Rights Commissioner.

Please contact the Human Rights Office to receive a nomination form or visit www.pwcgov.org/humanrights. Nominations may be mailed or delivered to the Human Rights Commission, Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Suite 125, Woodbridge, Virginia 22191; or faxed to 703-792-6944.

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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Human Rights Commission office at 703-792-4680 during normal business hours.

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