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MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION

TODOS MARKET 

27TH ANNIVERSARY

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS

& U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT

OPPORTUNITY COMMISSIONS (EEOC)

September 30, 2017 - 13905 Jefferson Davis HWY Woodbridge, VA 22191 - 11am-3pm

GRAN FIESTA MULTICULTURAL

TODOS MARKET 

CELEBRANDO 27 AÑOS DE

SERVICIO

EN ALIANZA CON

LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS DE PRINCE WILLIAM

Y COMISIONES DE IGUALDAD DE OPORTUNIDADES DE

EMPLEO EN ESTADOS UNIDOS (EEOC)

30 de septiembre 2017 - 13905 Jefferson Davis HWY Woodbridge, VA 22191 - 11am-3pm

 Over 500 people came out to TODOS market on September 30th for a fun-filled multicultural festival.  The Police and Fire Chiefs joined in with their state of the art vehicles and staff.  Several characters surprised the children with their arrival to include Mickey and Minnie Mouse and the TODOS mascot.  Even Gold's Gym bulldog came out to give the Human Rights Director a hug. 

the equal employment opportunity, fairfax and alexandria human rights commissions joined the prince william commission to host the event with carlos castro, president of todos market, and his public relations officer zoila arevalo.

Look for this exciting program again next year!

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 Universal Human Rights Day 2017

The Prince William County Human Rights Commission celebrated Universal Human Rights Day on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the McCoart Building Board Chambers at 7:00 pm. The theme of the program was "Building Strong, Resilient, and Inclusive Communities." Mahalia Dryden-Mason, Fair Housing Training Specialist for the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) gave a rousing keynote speech on the importance of fair housing and how we have to work together as a community to building a strong place to live for all. 

The program began with a reception in the Atrium of the McCoart Building.  It opened with a combined Police and Sheriff Department Color Guard.  The musical duo of Conway Porter and George Banks played the National Anthem.  Mrs. Ernestine Jenkins, wife of County Supervisor John Jenkins, welcomed the over 100 guests and introduced the many VIPS in the audience. 

The Prince William County Human Rights Commission celebrated Universal Human Rights Day on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the McCoart Building Board Chambers at 7:00 pm. The theme of the program was "Building Strong, Resilient, and Inclusive Communities." Mahalia Dryden-Mason, Fair Housing Training Specialist for the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) gave a rousing keynote speech on the importance of fair housing and how we have to work together as a community to building a strong place to live for all. 

The program began with a reception in the Atrium of the McCoart Building.  It opened with a combined Police and Sheriff Department Color Guard.  The musical duo of Conway Porter and George Banks played the National Anthem.  Mrs. Ernestine Jenkins, wife of County Supervisor John Jenkins, welcomed the over 100 guests and introduced the many VIPS in the audience. 

The 2016 Human Rights Award winners are:

Dr. George Hampton a retired Army officer among the first black officers to command an integrated unit.  A local middle school was recently renamed in his honor by the School Board.

Maria Burgos supervises global learning and culturally responsive instruction for the Prince William County Public Schools.  She conducts worthwhile training throughout the year to faculty, staff and students on cultural diversity and leadership.

The Annie B Rose Missionary Ministry of the Ebenezer Baptist Church is a recognized force of men, women and youth dedicated to serving Prince William County and its surrounding communities for over 50 years.  They have served over 2300 individuals and families during 2016. 

Carolyn Custard has more than two decades in education.  She has worked as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal and currently director of student services.  Mrs. Custard was a renowned principal at C D Hylton Senior High School.  She was the first African American female principal in Prince William County. 

Glorine Gholson has lived in Prince William County for nearly fifty years.  She has actively served the community as an educator, volunteer and serving youth.  As a pioneer and trailblazer, she was the first African American teacher hired in Prince William County after desegregation as a business teacher at Woodbridge Senior High School. 

The youth recipient, Norman Jones III, uses his talent of public speaking to motivate and encourage youth to take action.  He believes the challenges of our past still exist today and each of us can play a part in making a difference.  Mr. Jones is a 4-time overall winner of the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Martin Luther King Oratorical Contest.

We hope you will come out next year for another special program.  You can visit the human rights website (www.pwcgov.org/humanrights  ) at any time during the year to nominate someone in Prince William for the award.

 

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                                    Mrs. Ernestine Jenkins welcomes our guests.

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         PWC Police Chief Barry Barnard and PWCHRC Executive Director Phyllis Aggrey

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                  Duo Conway Porter and George Banks entertain the audience.

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                                  Combined Police and Sheriff Honor Guard

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                             Annie B Rose Missionary Ministry of Ebenezer Baptist Church

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     Commissioners Ramunda Young and Curtis Porter award Maria Burgos, PWC Schools

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                               Guest Speaker Mahalia "Mally" Dryden-Mason, DPOR

   Glorine Gholson receives her award from Chair Porter and Commissioner William Johnston

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                       Award Recipient George Hampton & the men of Omega Psi Phi

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       Commissioners Donald Scoggins and Porter award Carolyn Custard, PWC Schools       

  

 Norman Jones, III, PWCPS, Student Recipient receives his award from HRC Chair Curtis Porter       

 Past Universal Human Rights Day Program 2016

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