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Lecia Brooks of Southern Poverty Law Center to receive Broward Sheriff's Office recognition award

Broward Sheriff's Capt. Rick Wierzbicki recently nominated Lecia Brooks, director of outreach for the Southern Poverty Law Center, for a Sheriff’s Special Recognition Award.

Wierzbicki nominated Brooks "for her work on not only GLBTQ issues but also for her taking up several different civil rights causes."

From the Southern Poverty Law Center website:

Lecia Brooks leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s outreach efforts on key initiatives and social justice issues. As outreach director, she frequently gives presentations around the country to promote tolerance and diversity. She also serves as director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Ala., an interpretive center designed to provide visitors to the Civil Rights Memorial with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement. She joined the SPLC staff in 2004 as director of Mix It Up at Lunch Day, a Teaching Tolerance program designed to help break down racial, cultural and social barriers in schools. Previously, she worked for 12 years in a number of capacities for the National Conference for Community and Justice in its Los Angeles office. She is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University.

Brooks won the recognition award and will receive it from Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti on March 14.

Brooks, Lecia-Sheriff's Special Recognition Award

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"GLBTQ"? I'm sorry, but all of these initials are starting to look silly. What's next? A for Abstinent? U for Undecided? What about H for Hermaphrodite? Where does it stop? In our effort to be everything for everyone through initialism we are diluting ourselves. Even my straight allies are starting to poke fun at our ever-expanding acronym.

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