NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED:
Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
The Human Relations Division of the City's Neighborhood Improvement Services Department is proud to present the 16th annual Women's Forum to celebrate National Women's History Month. This year's forum will feature Dana Mangum, Executive Director of the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Dr. Yaba Blay, a professor and author, and Wendy Jacobs, Chair of the Durham County Board of Commissioners. The panelists will present and discuss various forms of discrimination that women commonly face, and the resilience of women to thrive in spite of such inequities. Moderated by Hilda Gurdian, CEO of La Noticia, Inc., this event will be both insightful and encouraging.
The panel discussion will be followed by a catered meet and greet.
The Durham Human Relations Commission invites you to submit nominations,
and attend the annual Human Relations Advocacy Awards ceremony: Honoring the Spirit of Servant Leadership
This year's ceremony will be held on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As such, we will have special presentations to celebrate his life followed by the issuance of awards to this year's honorees. A catered reception will conclude the event.
- Carlie B Sessoms Award: presented to an individual or organization that has made a major impact on improving human relations. This award commemorates the contributions of the late Carlie B. Sessoms, a Durham native who served as chair of the Human Relations Commission and played a major role in improving human relations locally and nationally.
- Fair Housing Advocacy Award: recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding efforts in promoting fair housing with emphasis on the economic, social and/or political impact in the community which has encouraged diversity and housing opportunities for all.
- Human Rights and Advocacy Awards: presented to a local, state or federal lawmaker who has successfully supported or promoted human rights causes and issues.
- Norris Wicker Youth Human Rights and Advocacy Award: presented to an individual or group of individuals under the age of 18 for demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to the improvement and human relations. This award commemorates the contributions of the late Norris Wicker, a human relations commissioner, who lived a life dedicated to service, and empowering and supporting youth.