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Office of Equity and Human Rights

Realizing Equity. Enhancing the City of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-4433

Fax: 503-823-4420

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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2015 Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Awards Nominations

Emily G. Gottfried Nominations

The Portland Human Rights Commission (HRC) is seeking nominations for the 2015 Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights awards. Nominations in two categories will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on October 22, 2015.

The HRC will present awards in the following three categories:

  1. Emerging Leader
  2. Outstanding Organization
  3. Lifetime Achievement

Recipients in each category will be selected based on his/her/their efforts to eliminate discrimination and bigotry, to strengthen inter-group relationships, and to foster greater understanding, inclusion, and justice for those who live, work, study, worship, travel, and play in the City of Portland.

To nominate an individual or group for a Human Rights award, please download a nomination form (below) or send your nomination information by email to

In your email, include the name and contact information of the individual or organization; the category for which you are nominating this individual or group; a short summary of why you believe the person or organization should receive a Human Rights award; and your name and telephone number or email address.

The HRC will present the winners of the Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights awards at a luncheon in December, in celebration of international Human Rights Day.

2015 Nomination Form

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