Prince William County will be celebrating Universal Human Rights Day on January 19, 2019. We are accepting nominations for the Annual Human Rights Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is November 23, 2018.
Individuals, nonprofit organizations or businesses, may be nominated for outstanding accomplishments in the area of human rights in Prince William County.
Please feel free to contact our office for any questions or to request a nomination form.
UHRD Nomination Form.pdf
This Was A Retirement To Remember
Phyllis Aggrey gave of herself to the Prince William County Human Rights Commission for 25 years. Now, she has made the decision to retire and step away for the wonderful work that reveals her hand print all over it. Both her staff and other Prince William County professionals, decided to give her a retirement send off that was befetting her years of service. Enjoy your retirement, Phyllis Aggrey!
UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATION 2018
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
cordially invites you to
UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY BREAKFAST
THE HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
Rabbi Israel Zoberman, Keynote Speaker
Germany’s Wetzlar Displaced Persons Camp Survivor
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
McCoart Board Chambers
1 County Complex Court
Prince William, VA 22192
RSVP - (703) 792-4680
ALL ARE WELCOME!
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
CELEBRANDO 27 AÑOS DE
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!
Universal Human Rights Day 2018
The 2018 Human Rights Award recipients are:
- Dr. Marvette Thomas who raised more than $25,000 that went toward elementary and middle school mentoring programs, health initiatives and $1,000 scholarships for 10 graduating students in Prince William and Stafford counties.
- Iyana Cones who worked to bring the Sparkle Effects program to Osbourn Park High School, which is only the second school in the state to add the program that brings together school-based cheerleading and dance teams of students with and without disabilities.
- Prince William Police Maj. Jarad Phelps who started the Stay True to Blue police academy course for police cadets to give them real-life exposure to community issues and gives examples of how the police and the community can work together.
- Richmond Hill who started the Man Up program at the Northern Virginia Community College campuses in the county. The program promotes and creates access to supportive relationships for minority men to overcome barriers to college graduation by providing mentors who help with academic skill building, monthly success coaching, networking opportunities, character-building workshops, social and athletic events and service learning projects.
- Todos Market, which offered its parking lot as a venue for a multi-cultural festival. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Human Rights Office and Todos worked together to organize and stage the celebration. Todos was recognized for its willingness to serve the community without hesitation.
- Delegate Robert Marshal, the Alliance to Save Carver Road and NAACP First Vice President, EJ Scott, worked with the county government to deter Dominion Virginia Power's bid to build a transmission line along Carver Road, a historically African-American community in the western end of Prince William County.
- The Prince William County Office of Elections and the Electoral Board which pushed for early voting through a campaign to inform the public of the acceptable reasons people could vote absentee. Their efforts were successful and lines were shorter during the last election.
Rabbi Israel Zoberman, of congregation Beth Chaverim in Virginia Beach, spoke at the event and said that human dignity is "one and indivisible" and that people recognized at the awards ceremony represented the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The mission of the Prince William County Human Rights Office is "to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity for all persons within the county through advocacy and education." More information about the Human Rights Office can be found at www.pwcgov.org/humanrights.
Mrs. Ernestine Jenkins welcomes our guests.
PWC Police Chief Barry Barnard and PWCHRC Executive Director Phyllis Aggrey
Duo Conway Porter and George Banks entertain the audience.
Combined Police and Sheriff Honor Guard
Annie B Rose Missionary Ministry of Ebenezer Baptist Church
Commissioners Ramunda Young and Curtis Porter award Maria Burgos, PWC Schools
Guest Speaker Mahalia "Mally" Dryden-Mason, DPOR
Glorine Gholson receives her award from Chair Porter and Commissioner William Johnston
Award Recipient George Hampton & the men of Omega Psi Phi
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