Human Rights Commission Accepting Human Rights Awards Nominations

Monday, January 13, 2014

Nominations for the 20th Annual Human Rights Awards Program are being accepted now through Feb. 10 by the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission (HRC). The HRC recognizes noteworthy individuals and groups who have aided in the understanding of cultural diversity and advocated for the human rights of the city’s residents.


The awards committee will evaluate nominees based on community involvement, initiatives and humanitarianism. Eligible nominees are people living or working in Virginia Beach or anyone who has contributed to the promotion of human rights to benefit Virginia Beach residents. 


The commission has several types of awards that they will be presenting. “We know there are many people committed to promoting awareness of diversity, inclusion and advocacy of human rights, and we look forward to receiving many nominations for these prestigious awards,” said Chairman James E. Parke.


A nomination form must be attached to all entries, as well as two letters of endorsement to support the nomination. For more details and to obtain a Human Rights Award application visit or call Human Resources at (757) 385-1158. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10 via email, mail or hand-delivery. Email completed applications to Mail to Department of Human Resources, c/o Human Rights Commission, 2424 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23456. Or, hand-deliver to Municipal Center Bldg. 18, Room 106. Winning nominees will be honored at an awards program in the spring.


The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission serves as a positive advocate for human rights in the community.


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