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December 20, 2013
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Loren Roberts, Community Outreach Coor., 402-441-7625

Human Rights Commission Seeks Nominees for Awards

The Lincoln Commission on Human Right (LCHR) is seeking nominations for two awards to be presented at the annual Civil Rights Conference April 1, 2014.

Nominees for the award will be judged on their achievements in improving human rights and ensuring fair housing opportunities based on activities implemented, services performed or programs operated in the City of Lincoln. Previous nominations can be re-submitted. (A list of previous award winners follows this release.)

Nominations are due by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014. Forms are available by calling LCHR at 402-441-7624, sending an e-mail to or printing a form from the LCHR's website at (keyword: rights). Completed forms can be faxed to 402-441-6937; dropped off at LCHR, third floor of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th; or mailed to LCHR, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, NE 68508.

The LCHR is a neutral City agency that is responsible for investigating and addressing discrimination complaints brought by individuals in the City of Lincoln in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. Any remedy fashioned by the LCHR is based on the enforcement authority of the Equal Opportunity Ordinance found at Title 11 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, which provides a fair and impartial process for resolving charges of discrimination.

Previous Winners

Human Rights Award:
Dan Williams; Cecilia Olivarez Huerta; José Soto and the Division of Affirmative Action, Equity and Diversity of Southeast Community College; Milo Mumgaard, Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest Inc.; Judi M. Gaiashkibos; Florine Joseph; Beatty Brasch; Annie and Leroy Stokes; Pastor Janet Goodman-Banks; Larry Williams; Linda Willard; and Kit Boesch.

Fair Housing Award:
Jill Fenner, Fair Housing Center of Nebraska; Michelle Zadina, Apartment Guide; Jim and Mark Arter, The Arter Group; High Plains Community Development Corp.; Kristine Strand, Cedars Youth Services; Liz Bruce and Doug Rotthaus, Nebraska REALTORS® Association; Gerald Henderson; Mary Eley, Fair Housing Center of Omaha; Larry Williams; Topher Hansen, Centerpointe; and Coleen Floth.

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