FORIMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY14, 2012

Contact: David Miree, Policy and Communications

Phone:415.525.2502

SAN FRANCISCO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ACCEPTINGNOMINATIONS FOR “HERO AWARDS”

Awards to recognize organizations,students and individuals for their outstanding contributions toward Equity inEducation and Human Rights Advocacy

(SanFrancisco, CA) — The San Francisco HumanRights Commission’s (“HRC”) Equity Advisory Committee (EAC)announces a call for nominations for the 2012 Human Rights Commission“Hero” Awards” recognizing organizations, students, and otherindividuals for their outstanding contributions in the field of Human RightsAdvocacy and Equity in Education. The awards will recognize honorees in threecategories; Educational Equity Award for Organizations and the San FranciscoHuman Rights Commission “Hero Awards” recognizing Students andIndividuals for their leadership in promoting equity, tolerance andacceptance in schools, their community, and throughout San Francisco.With these Awards, the HRC hopes to engage the broader community and promotegreater awareness of the work that is being done in San Francisco to ensurethat the entire City’s youth have access to high-quality educationalopportunities. Additionally the awards will highlight individualaccomplishments toward advancing human rights in all of the City’sdiverse and multicultural communities.

EducationalEquity Award for Organizations, theHRC seeks to recognize successful organizationsand programs that have helped ensure all students in San Francisco have equalaccess to the fundamental human right of education. Organizations andprograms of all sizes, experience and levels of development will be considered.

StudentHero Award, the HRC will honor our future leaders. Outstanding high schoolstudents will be honored for their work inenhancing, promoting and protecting human rights. Those students who have a demonstrated commitment to human rights issues areencouraged to apply.

Individual Hero Award, theHRC seeks to recognize worthy individuals for their outstanding leadership inhuman rights advocacy and whose contributions have enhanced the quality of lifefor their respective communities and the residents of San Francisco.

Applications/nominationforms will be accepted until March 30, 2012, and will then be reviewedby the selection committee. Applications and nomination forms may befound at: http://www.sf-hrc.org–under the “Commissions and Committees tab and lookfor “Equity Advisory Committee.” Submissioninstructions and eligibility information can be found on the applications.

Awardeeswill be honored at an HRC meeting and reception in May of 2012, where they willhave an opportunity to present their work to the HRC and the public. Honorees will also have their organization or individual names displayed on theHRC website. To submit an application/nomination form or for moreinformation please contact David Carrington Miree at David.Miree@sfgov.org or 25 VanNess, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415.252-2502 Fax: 415.431.5764.

TheSan Francisco Human Rights Commission works to provide leadership and advocacyto secure, protect and promote human rights for all people. The Human RightsCommission was established in 1964 by City Ordinance and became a CharterCommission in 1990.

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PRESS RELEASE- San Francisco Human Rights Accepting Nominations for HRC Hero Awards (1)

DavidCarrington Miree, Esq.

PolicyAnalyst, Mediation/Investigations and Communications

SanFrancisco Human Rights Commission

25Van Ness Avenue, Suite 800

SanFrancisco, CA. 94102

(415)252-2502-office

(415)431-5764-fax

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