2015 HRC Hero Awards

May 28, 2015 - 2:26pm

2015 HRC Hero Awards


Annual HERO Awards Ceremony will recognize organizations, students and individuals for their outstanding contributions toward Voting Rights in San Francisco.

(San Francisco, CA) -- The San Francisco Human Rights Commission’s (“HRC”) Equity Advisory Committee (EAC) announces a call for nominations for the 2015 Human Rights Commission “Hero Awards” recognizing students, individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions in voting rights.

With these awards, the HRC honors individuals and organizations who, through their daily efforts advance voting rights in the City’s diverse and multicultural communities. This year’s Hero Awards will also commemorate the fiftieth anniversaries of the Selma to Montgomery Marches and the 1965 Voting Rights Act by recognizing the contributions of courageous organizations and individuals who demonstrate the resilience and dignity of the voting rights movement. In addition, the HRC hopes to engage the city on the collective importance of recent civil rights successes and challenges in San Francisco. The awards will recognize honorees in three categories:

The HRC HERO Award for Individuals, the HRC acknowledges individuals for their outstanding leadership in voting rights advocacy and whose contributions have facilitated and/or increased voting in San Francisco’s diverse communities.Click here for a nomination form.

The HRC HERO Award for Organizations, the HRC recognizes organizations and programs that promote and provide equal opportunity for and good will towards all people. Organizations and programs of all sizes, experiences, and levels of development will be considered. Click here for a nomination form.

The HRC HERO Award for Students, the HRC honors San Francisco’s young leaders. Outstanding grade school, middle school, high school, college or post graduate level students will be honored for sharing their experiences and ideas on increasing voting access in San Francisco. Interested students are encouraged to submit a short essay. Click here for the essay form.

Applications/nomination forms will be accepted until 5 pm on July 24, 2015, and will then be reviewed by the selection committee. Applications/nomination forms may be found at: http://www.sf-hrc.org

Submission instructions and eligibility information can be found on the applications.

Awardees will be honored at an HRC meeting and reception on Thursday, August 6, 2015 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. To submit an application/nomination form or for more information, please contact Zoë Polk at zoe.polk@sfgov.org.

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