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Posted on: March 17, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Nominees sought for 2016 Unity Awards

March 17, 2016 – If you know someone who has helped make Hampton a more diverse city, the Citizens’ Unity Commission - which promotes activities and events that bring diverse citizens together – wants you to nominate them for the 2016 Unity Awards.

The Awards recognize individuals, initiatives and organizations that have had a positive impact on racial and cultural diversity in Hampton.

Previous winners have included local civic leaders and city departments, including the Hampton Public Library, Michael Forde of the Virginia Caribbean-American Cultural Association, and John T. Dever, president of Thomas Nelson Community College.

Applications for nominees can be found at and must be received no later than May 6, 2016.

Award recipients will be recognized at a special reception at the American Theatre on June 9 at 6:30 p.m. the reception is free and open to the public. For more information on the awards program and the Unity Commission, go to or contact Wanda Ferrell at 728-3279 or email

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