The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) Honors the Winners of the Merlin G. Pope Jr. Diversity Leadership and Youth Achievement Awards

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The honorees will be recognized at CHRC’s Annual Luncheon and Award Ceremony on May 7, 2013.

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission is recognizing three adults and three youth community leaders this year at CHRC’s Annual Luncheon and Award Ceremony. The Merlin G. Pope, Jr. Diversity Leadership Award was created in 2003 to recognize individuals in the Greater Cincinnati Area who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and leadership to diversity and inclusion within their organization and/or the community. This year’s winners for the Merlin G. Pope Jr. Diversity Leadership Award are David Singleton, Executive Director of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, Peter S. Strange, Chairman, Messer Construction and Alicia Tidwell, Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Luxottica Retail.

The Youth Achievement Awards were created by CHRC to acknowledge youth in the Cincinnati area that are great leaders and have dedicated their time to public service. The three Youth Award winners are Daschia Allen of North College Hill High School, Bradly D’Souza of Sycamore High School and Rohan D’Souza of Sycamore High School.

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission’s Annual Luncheon and Award Ceremony is on May 7, 2013 at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St. from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The Master of Ceremony will be Courtis Fuller. The luncheon’s keynote speaker will be Cincinnati City Manager; Milton Dohoney Jr. CHRC will also be honoring founders, Judge Arthur and Louis Spiegele and Mr. William Mallory Sr. with the Bishop Hebert Thompson award.

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission is a non-profit organization that deals with human relations issues and discrimination in the City of Cincinnati. For more information on CHRC or to purchase tickets for the Annual Luncheon, visit the website at http://www.chrc.us or call the office at 513-352-3237.

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