Orange County Human Relations Commission seeking nominations for Pauli Murray Awards

ORANGE COUNTY (Jan. 30, 2018) -- The Orange County Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the 28th Annual Pauli Murray Awards, which are presented annually to an Orange County youth, adult and business that have served the community with distinction in the pursuit of equality, justice and human rights for all citizens.

The Pauli Murray Awards are presented to those who embody the attributes and spirit of Pauli Murray by encouraging diversity in the workforce, promoting and participating in community activities related to social justice issues, or demonstrating positive roles in human relations.

Nomination forms are available online.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018. Individual (over 18) and Youth (full-time student in grades 6-12 or a college student 18 or younger) nominees must reside in Orange County. Business nominees must operate or conduct business within Orange County.

Winners will be recognized at the 28th Annual Pauli Murray Awards event on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Whitted Building, Room 250 (300 W. Tryon Street, Hillsborough.)

For additional information, contact the Human Relations Commission at (919) 245-2487 or