FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Human Relations Commission (MCHRC) will present its third annual Earl Thomas Teasley Humanitarian Award at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. The recipient will be Dale Daniels, Executive Director of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange Center) at Brookdale Community College.

Dale has been the Executive Director of the Holocaust Center at Brookdale Community College for many years, and is a former member of the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission.  As a director of what was formerly known as the Holocaust Center, she has made a real difference in bringing issues of bias crimes and discrimination to the forefront of the center’s activities, while also transitioning into a new location at Brookdale, one that provides access to those with disabilities.   In recent years, programs on immigration, gender inequality, modern-day slavery, and incarceration have been presentation topics.

This year she is the lead director of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Big Read, which involves presenting a range of events in association with area schools, community groups, and institutions like the Monmouth County Corrections facility, around the topic of racial discrimination and social justice as found in the book, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines.       

Earl Teasley, for whom the award is named, was the chairman of the MCHRC at the time of his death in April 2010. Teasley was a noted advocate for social justice, a beloved counselor and an assistant professor at Brookdale Community College. Information about Teasley may be found in the Scrapbook section of the MCHRC web pages at http://monmouthcountyhrc.org

The public is welcome to attend this free ceremony. RSVPs are suggested to reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be served.        

For additional information, contact: Monmouth County Human Relations Commission, Carolyn Schwebel, Communications Chair, by telephone or fax at 732-291-4257, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.