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Awards commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

(San Francisco, CA) -- The San Francisco Human Rights Commission (“HRC”) and its Equity Advisory Committee (EAC) are pleased to announce the recipients of the Commission’s annual “HERO” Awards. This year’s Hero Awards commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by recognizing organizations and individuals who advance civil rights and economic justice and embody of the spirit and legacy of the March.

The HRC and the Equity Advisory Committee put out a public call for nominations for individuals, organizations and students to engage the city on the collective importance of recent civil rights victories and achievements in San Francisco.   The finalists were selected based on their commitment to equity and their courageous contributions in the field of civil rights and economic justice.

HRC “HERO”  Award for Organizations Advancing Civil Rights and Economic Justice

Homeless Prenatal Program
By seizing the motivational opportunity created by pregnancy and parenthood, Homeless Prenatal Program joins with families to help them recognize their strengths and trust in their capacity to transform their lives.

Bayview Hunters Point Senior Services Inc.
Bayview Hunter's Point Multipurpose Senior Services, Inc. is a grassroots organization, the agency is deeply connected to and committed to the seniors of the Bayview Hunter's Point community.Services are designed to ensure the health of the primarily African American population that has lived in this community for years.

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