Source: Pars Equality Center (Pars)
Mr. Reza Odabaee
The Immigrant Relations and Immigration Services (IRIS) of the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations announced that Mr. Reza Odabaee is this year's winner of the Beacon of Light Award. The ceremony is on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Charcot Cafe, County Center at Charcot, 2310 N. First Street.
The Beacon of Light Awards was launched by IRIS to honor local individuals and organizations that work to protect and advance the human rights of immigrants in Santa Clara County.
Relevant activities in advancing the cause of the immigrants include providing them education, policy development and innovative practices with emphasis on building a better future for local immigrants and all residents of Santa Clara County.
IRIS said the categories for this award includes Advocacy for immigrant rights and immigrant integration; Education about immigration, immigrant contributions and specific immigrant groups; Innovation in the development of programs and the provision of services for immigrants and refugees; and Arts and Culture in providing services and/or education that demonstrate the transformative and unifying power of arts and culture as tools for immigrant integration and the quality of life in Santa Clara County.
Congratulations to Mr. Odabaee on a well deserved award and recognition for your tireless efforts for the community. We are very proud of you and very lucky and privileged to work with you.
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