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County’s Human Relations Commission to Host 2012 Awards Breakfast

What:
The Annual Human Relations Awards honors individuals and organizations that are dedicated to advancing human and civil rights in Santa Clara County and beyond. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Human Relations Commission. The theme of this year’s event is “Art. Culture and the Affirmation of a Multicultural Community.” In keeping with the theme the program will feature as its keynote speaker Luis Valdez, noted director of stage and film, playwright and social justice advocate.
 
Who:
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
County of Santa Clara Office of Human Relations
Community leaders and advocates
Honorees:
Arturo Gómez  - James P. McEntee Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award
Teatro Visión - Human Relations Commission Award
Tech Museum of Innovation - Office of Human Relations Director’s Award
Board of Supervisors Awards – Viera C. Whye Artistic Director of Tabia, Miss Vietnam of Northern California; Diane B. Fisher, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council; the Silicon Gay Men’s Chorus; Theater Works Education Programs.
 
When:
Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
 
Where:
Holiday Inn (Formerly the Wyndham Hotel),1350 N. First Street, San Jose, CA
 
Why:
Over the past 40 years, the Office of Human Relations has been committed to protecting human and civil rights of Santa Clara County residents. Every year, the Office recognizes individuals and organizations for their contribution to this effort.
Tickets: $55 per person - $600 for a table of 10 (Tables of 10 include printed acknowledgement and prime seating).
To purchase tickets, visit: http://humanrelationsawards2012.eventbrite.com/
For sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information call Mary Jane at (408) 792-2310 or email maryjane.solis@ohr.sccgov.org 
 
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Shirley Zackor, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119; Mary Jane Solis, Office of Human Relations (408) 792-2310 
Posted: September 7, 2012