Nominations sought for laws human rights award

The Columbus Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations from the public for the William R. Laws Human Rights Award.

The recipient will be an individual or group of members from the community, or a community organization, who have made a substantial contribution to Columbus in any area of human equality.

Nominees for the award should have made a significant contribution by doing one or more of the following: Improving relationships among people, increasing sensitivity of one group toward another group, educating people about barriers or eliminating barriers facing people of color, women, those with disabilities, religious minorities or those treated unequally because of prejudice or using existing means or creating new safeguards to protect the rights of others.

The award will be presented at the 2018 Human Rights Commission dinner, which is being planned.

Nominations should be submitted to the commission office in Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington St., by 5 p.m. March 23. Nominations may be made by mail, personal delivery or email. A form is available at the commission office or online at

For questions or more information, call 812-376-2532 or email