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Bloomington Human Rights Commission Seeks Award Nominations

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Nov. 6, 2013

For more information, please contact:

Barbara McKinney, Bloomington Human Rights Commission, 349.3429

Bloomington Human Rights Commission Seeks Award Nominations

Bloomington, Ind. - The Bloomington Human Rights Commission (BHRC) is seeking nominations for its annual Human Rights Award. Nominees should be individuals or groups who have made specific, significant contributions to improving civil rights, human relations or civility in our community.

The BHRC especially welcomes nominations demonstrating success in ensuring rights to equal access to housing, employment or education; in ensuring equal access to community life for people with disabilities and nominations of people or organizations who have done exemplary work and advocacy in increasing 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, Voices & Visions, New Leaf/New Life, Charlie Dupree and Virginia Hall for their work with Trinity Episcopal Church and Guy Loftman.

The recipient(s) will be honored at a public ceremony. Nominations are due by Dec. 9. The nomination form is available by contacting the Human Rights Commission by phone or by visiting the City's web page here.

For a nomination form or for more information, please contact the Bloomington Human Rights Commission at 349.3429 or