The HERO Awards honor those individuals and organizations who through their daily efforts advance civil and economic rights in San Francisco’s diverse and multi-cultural communities. This year’s Hero Awards will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by recognizing the contributions of courageous organizations and individuals who embody of the spirit of the March. Through these awards, HRC hopes to engage the city on the collective importance of recent civil rights victories and achievements in San Francisco. Click here for the official press release.
* The Economic Equity Award for Organizations: Recognizes organizations and programs that have helped ensure that everyone in San Francisco has access to high quality schools, housing stability and living wage jobs. Organizations and programs of all sizes, experience and levels of development will be considered. Deadline: 5 pm on July 31, 2013.
* The Student Hero Award: Recognizes San Francisco’s young leaders. Outstanding high school students will be honored for their work in enhancing, promoting and protecting civil rights and economic justice in San Francisco. Those students who have a demonstrated commitment to human rights issues are encouraged to apply. Deadline: 5 pm on July 31, 2013.
* The Individual Hero Award: Acknowledges individuals for their outstanding leadership in human rights advocacy and whose contributions have enhanced the quality of life for their respective communities and the residents of San Francisco. Deadline: 5 pm on July 31, 2013.
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Awardees will be honored at an HRC meeting and reception in August 2013, where they will have an opportunity to present their work to the HRC and the public. Honorees will also have their organization or individual names displayed on the HRC website.
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