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City Commission Seeking Nominations for 11th Annual Human Rights Award


October 22, 2009

For more information, please contact:

Barbara McKinney, Human Rights Director, City of Bloomington, 349-3429,
Danny Lopez, Communications Director, City of Bloomington, 349-CITY,

City Commission Seeking Nominations for 11th Annual Human Rights Award

Bloomington, IN-Mayor Mark Kruzan announced today that the City of Bloomington Human Rights Commission (BHRC) is seeking nominations for its 11th annual Human Rights Award.

Nominees should be individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to improving civil rights, human relations or civility in Bloomington. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, Nov. 18. Nomination forms are available on the City's web site at or by contacting the BHRC at 349-3429.

The BHRC encourages nominations of people or organizations demonstrating success in any of the following categories:

  • ensuring equal access to housing, employment or education;
  • promoting equality in community life for people with disabilities; and
  • advocating and enhancing civility and tolerance.

Past recipients include Bloomington High School North, Bloomington United, Dick McKaig, the Study Circles Project, Daniel Soto, John Clower, Clarence and Frances Gilliam, the Rev. Ernie Butler, the Council for Community Accessibility, Frank McCloskey, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, WFHB Radio, Doug Bauder, Lillian Casillas, Helen Harrell and Voices & Visions.