John Anson Ford Human Relations Awards

Named for a long-time human relations leader in Los Angeles County, since 1972 the annual John Anson Ford Human Relations Awards have identified and honored human relations champions.  Each year, nominees for seven awards are considered. Five of the awards are for outstanding human relations projects and programs throughout the County — one for each of the five County Supervisorial Districts. In addition, the John Allen Buggs Leadership Award honors a public official for human relations advocacy and leadership. And the Yvonne B. Burke Courage Award honors an individual for bold, dauntless action to advance human relations. Our awards program includes a presentation of JAF awardees by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and a reception for awardees, guests, friends, civic leaders, and community partners.

The 2019 Awardees were:

  • John Allen Buggs Leadership Award – Dr. Virginia Uribe, Pioneer for LGBT youth, Founder of Project 10
  • Yvonne B. Burke Courage Award – Dr. Patricia Gándara, Co-Director, Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles
  • First District – Club Scum, Rodolfo Garcia and Ray Sanchez
  • Second District – Transformative Engagement Initiative, The Guibord Center
  • Third District – Youth United Towards Environmental Protection, Pacoima Beautiful
  • Fourth District – Guide for Safe and Welcoming Schools for Immigrant and Refugee Students, Californians Together
  • Fifth District – Creating Bias-Free Classrooms, Western Justice Center

2019 photos (page construction in process)

2018 photos (page construction in process)

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