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Barbara McKinney, Director, Bloomington Human Rights Commission, 812-349-3429

Bloomington Human Rights Commission Seeks Nominations for Human Rights Award

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

The BHRC is specifically seeking nominations that exemplify ensuring equal access in housing, employment, education, and community life for people with disabilities, as well as nominations that demonstrate exemplary work in advocating for civility and tolerance.

Past recipients include both organizations and individuals, including 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 on behalf of Trinity Episcopal Church, Guy Loftman, David Metheny and the Rev. Bill Breeden, and the Downtown Resource Officers.

The recipient(s) will be honored at a public ceremony. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1. For a nomination form, or for more information, contact the Bloomington Human Rights Commission at 812-349-3429 or