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Date:
August 25, 2006
For More Information Contact:
Larry Williams, LCHR Exec. Director, 441-8691, TDD 441-8398


NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) is now accepting nominations for the 2006 Gerald Henderson Human Rights Award. The award was established in 2000 to recognize outstanding achievements in furthering human relations in the City of Lincoln. In 2003, the award was renamed to honor and remember Mr. Henderson, first director of the LCHR and a long-time civil rights activist.

The 2006 award will be presented by Mayor Coleen J. Seng at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, in the Mayor’s Conference Room, second floor of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street. Nomination forms are available by calling the Commission at 441-7624, 441-8398 (TDD), or sending an e-mail to lwilliams@lincoln.ne.gov.

Nominees will be judged on their achievements in improving human rights based on activities implemented, services performed or programs operated in the City of Lincoln. Nominations are due no later than Friday, October 20. Previous winners have been Dan Williams; Cecilia Olivarez Huerta; José Soto and the Division of Affirmative Action, Equity and Diversity at Southeast Community College; Milo Mumgaard and the Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, Inc.; and Judi M. gaiashkibos.

The Human Rights Commission is the primary City agency responsible for the remediation of discrimination complaints brought by individuals. The Commission also provides community education and technical assistance in order for people to know and understand their rights and responsibilities under law.


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