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Everybody Counts!

Individuals and Organizations to be Recognized for Advancing Human and Civil Rights

What:
The Annual Human Relations Awards honor individuals and organizations that are dedicated to advancing human and civil rights in Santa Clara County and beyond. “Everybody Counts!” is this year’s theme that highlights the importance of all citizens’ participation in the civil rights process. As said by Eleanor Roosevelt, “the destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities.”

Who:
Jim McEntee Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award – Elisa Marina Alvarado,
Teatro Vision
Director’s Award – Father Jon Pedigo, Saint Julies Parish
Human Relations Commission Award of Special Recognition- Rosa Ruiz, Grail Family Services
Board of Supervisors Award - Judge Stephen Manley, Superior Court of Santa Clara County; Andre V. Champman, Union Care Group, Inc.; Ven. Jian Hu, Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale; Ann Brownell, Amanda Network Anti-Bullying Campaign; The Challenge Team of Mountain View/Los Altos
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Harry Edwards

When:
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010

Where:
The Wyndham Hotel
1350 North First Street, San Jose, California

Why:
Over the past 38 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.

Visuals:
Performance by Dominion a Cappella Ensemble

Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Lingxia Meng, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; Mary Jane Solis, Office of Human Relations, (408) 792-2310
Posted: April 20, 2010