Human Relations and Advocacy Awards

The Durham Human Relations Commission invites you to join us in celebrating the efforts in advancing and advocating for civil and human rights here in Durham on May 11th from 6-9p at the Hayti Heritage Center during the 2017 Human Relations and Advocacy Awards.

Awards include the:

  • Carlie B Sessoms Award: the highest and most coveted award, is presented to an individual or an organization that has made a major impact on improving human relations in Durham. 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. He is most remembered for his service without reward, for his kindness and understanding of others and his wise approach to life.
  • 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:  is 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: is 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 in Durham. This award commemorates the contributions of the late Norris Wicker, Human Relations Commissioner.  Commissioner Wicker lived a life dedicated to service and empowering and supporting youth throughout Durham.

Award recipients will be announced at the 2017 Human Relations Advocacy Awards on May 11th, 6pm at the Hayti Heritage Center

  • May 11, 2017 at 6pm – 9pm
  • Hayti Heritage Center
    804 Old Fayetteville St
    Durham, NC 27701
    United States
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