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Posted on: July 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Human Rights Advocate of the Year Nominations


The Human Rights Commission 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 Ferguson HRC would like to award a group, an adult individual, and a young person working for human rights in our community. 

We welcome nominations demonstrating success in the following areas, among others:


HOUSING: People or organizations who have ensured compliance with fair housing laws; who have worked to increase the availability of accessible housing; who have worked to make affordable housing more available through advocacy. 


EMPLOYMENT: People or organizations who employ a diverse workforce; who stress fair employment practices; who have implemented successful training programs; who have established and implemented effective affirmative action plans; who have worked for fair employment through advocacy. 


PUBLIC ACCOMODATIONS: People or organizations who are known for welcoming initiatives in terms of diversity in their businesses and other groups that need the support of Ferguson residents. These people or organizations go out of their way to accommodate people regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age as it relates to employment, or familial status as it relates to housing. They have been involved in developing accommodations and advocating for people with disabilities; who actively strive to hire people with disabilities; who have been instrumental in fighting for the rights of people with disabilities.

Please use the linked "Online Nomination Form" to submit your nomination. 

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