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Call for Nominations: Montgomery Co. Civil Rights Awards


PHRC MONTGOMERY COUNTY ADVISORY COUNCIL 2013 JOSEPH X. YAFFE-ROBERT JOHNSON SMITH CIVIL RIGHTS AWARDS

The Montgomery County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission invites nominations of Montgomery County residents who have made contributions in the areas of civil rights, equal opportunity, intergroup relations and promoting human dignity.  Award categories will include Lifetime Achievement, Law Enforcement, Advocacy for Equal Opportunity, Education, Ethnic Harmony/Interfaith Understanding, K-12 Student Service and Community Service.

Nominations are due no later than March 31, 2013.  Submit forms (below) to eweaverhin@pa.gov attached or copied into the body of an email.  Email is preferred, but forms may be mailed to:

att:  Elisa Weaver Hines
PHRC Philadelphia Regional Office
110 N. 8th St. Suite 501
Philadelphia PA  19107

Questions?  Contact Elisa Weaver Hines at 215-965-7707

Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon to be held from noon to 2 pm on May 23, 2013, at Old York Road Temple-Beth AM, 971 Old York Road, Abington, PA  19001.  

The luncheon theme is A Voice for All — Building Our Community.

The Montgomery County Advisory Council serves as the eyes and ears of PHRC in Montgomery County, where it shares information about the PA Human Relations Act.  This act prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and education on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age (over 40), sex, familial status (in housing only) disability and the use, handling and training of support animals for disabilities.  The advisory council refers persons with complaints to the commission and helps to secure technical assistance about equal opportunity for employees, real estate brokers, educational institutions and public accommodations.

The council promotes equal opportunity and intergroup understanding in Montgomery County.

NOMINATION FORM

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ADVISORY COUNCIL
TO THE PENNSYLVANIA HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
2013 Joseph X. Yaffe – Robert Johnson Smith Awards

The mission of the Montgomery County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is to promote equal opportunity for all citizens and partnerships with  houses of worship, municipalities, law enforcement agencies, human rights organizations and community leaders to meet the challenges of harmonious living throughout the county.

PLEASE NOTE: INCOMPLETE FORMS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
My nominee has made an outstanding contribution to human relations/human rights in one of the following fields:

___Law Enforcement (officer/judicial)

___Advocacy For Equal Opportunity (in the areas of housing, employment and public 
      accommodation)

___Ethnic Harmony/Interfaith Understanding

___Educator (teacher or administrator)

___Student Service Award (Grades 6-12)

___Community Service (as it relates to the advancement and protection of human rights and human dignity)

My Candidate is: ________________________________________________________________

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Submitted by: __________________________________________________________________

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(Organization/ Affiliation with Nominee)

Please complete all questions below with specific information regarding this person’s activity in the protection and/or advancement of human rights/relations. 

  1. I have nominated ____________________________________________________ because:

  2. Is the nominee paid for services or a volunteer?

  3. Is the nominee an unsung hero or does he or she have high visibility in the community?  (If yes, please describe)

  4. What other award(s) has the nominee received?

  5. How does the nominee set a positive example for others in the community?

  6. What community activities does the nominee participate in as an active member or leader?

  7. Has the nominee experienced or overcome any special life circumstances in providing service to others? (If yes, please describe)

  8. Is there any other information that should be considered to further illustrate why your nominee should receive an award?

(Please feel free to attach additional information that may help in our selection.)

Nominations are due no later than March 31, 2013.  Submit forms to eweaverhin@pa.gov attached or copied into the body of an email.  Email is preferred, but forms may be mailed to:


att:  Elisa Weaver Hines
PHRC Philadelphia Regional Office
110 N. 8th St. Suite 501
 Philadelphia PA  19107

Questions?  Contact Elisa Weaver Hines at 215-965-7707