Human Relations Advocacy Awards Ceremony

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.
  • April 04, 2018 at 6pm – 8pm
  • Hayti Heritage Center
    804 Old Fayetteville St
    Durham, NC 27701
    United States
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  • 34 people are going
  • James Davis


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