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Recognizing excellence in human rights work

The Omar Bonderud Human Rights Award is presented by the Human Rights Commission to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to ensuring the rights of people in Bloomington. The award is named after Omar Bonderud, who was the first Chairperson of the Commission, formed in 1968.

Nominate any individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to ensure people in Bloomington have equal opportunities in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, education and/or represent a substantial effort toward educating, winning or preserving equality and justice for protected groups. Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 30. Complete an online nomination form at or call 952-563-8733 to request a paper form.