25th Annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony to be Held Oct. 10 at Convention Center

Monday, September 16, 2019

​The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission will hold its 25th Annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St.

After much deliberation and discussion, the commission selected eight honorees, whose efforts promoted cultural diversity, social awareness, equal opportunity, and human rights in our community.

This year's honorees are:

  • Elizabeth Henley-Baumann
  • Steve Lawson
  • Arnetta Spikes
  • Bruce Smith
  • Mark Stevens & StandUP for Kids – Hampton Roads
  • ViBe Creative District
  • Pharrell Williams & "Something in the Water" Implementation Team
  • Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office, who will receive the Meyera E. Oberndorf Human Rights for Achievement in Government Award 

Honorees' photographs and biographies are available upon request.

Interested in attending the Human Rights Awards Ceremony? Purchase tickets through Eventbrite at 25th-hrc-awards.eventbrite.com. Individual tickets are $25 each. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission advocates for the human rights of City residents by providing educational programming, public forums and assistance to those whose rights may have been violated. For more information, contact Noelle Brown at NMbrown@vbgov.com or (757) 385-8917.


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