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November 21, 2002
City will present annual awards at Human Rights celebrations
  
The City of Toronto will present the 2002 Access, Equity and Human Rights
Awards at its annual Human Rights celebration on Monday, November 25 in the
Rotunda of City Hall. Master of Ceremonies will be Dwight Drummond of Citytv.

Toronto residents are being recognized for the following awards:

The Access Award recognizes people or organizations that have made significant
contributions, beyond legislated requirements, toward improving the quality of
life for people with disabilities in Toronto. The recipients for 2002 are:
- Sergeant Brian Keown (posthumous)
- David Lepofsky

The Constance E. Hamilton Award is given to a person who has made a significant
volunteer contribution to the equitable treatment of women in Toronto. The
award is named for Toronto's first woman councillor, elected in 1920. The
recipients for 2002 are:
- Mubarka Alam
- Ekua Asabea Blair
- Raquel Armana Moscote

The William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award is named for Toronto's first
African-Canadian councillor, elected in 1896. This award honours those who have
made an outstanding contribution to race relations in Toronto. The recipients
for 2002 are:
- Jehad Aliwiewi
- Michael "Pinball" Clemons
- Lillian McGregor

Human Rights Month highlights:
- December 3 is the International Day of Disabled Persons.
- December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Montreal
Massacre.
- December 10 is International Human Rights Day.


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