Posts categorized under Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Author at Civil Rights Now

The Shape of Trust: Stories of racism, racial equity, and belonging in the workplace

Free tickets available for live performances on June 4, 5, and 13 Based on stories of racism, racial equity, resilience and belonging collected from the City of Seattle workforce, The Shape of Trust examines ways racism and its intersections with sexism and other forms of oppression are embedded in the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan commends City Council’s confirmation of Mariko Lockhart as permanent director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Jenny Durkan Commends City Council’s Confirmation of Mariko Lockhart as Permanent Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights Seattle (April 29, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the 8-0 vote by the… [ Keep reading ]

Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month with an evening reception at City Hall April 24

Open to all, this Wednesday evening reception at City Hall features an art display of t-shirts decorated by sexual assault survivors, guest speakers, and resource information.

Intro to Fair Housing Month: What is fair housing?

Fair Housing is the right of everyone to have equitable access to housing and housing services. Equal access is the first step to ensuring greater equity across marginalized communities. While two people may both have a place to live, their living conditions may be very different. Where you live determines… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle seeks four community members to serve on the Seattle Women’s Commission

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is currently recruiting to fill four vacancies on the Seattle Women’s Commission. The Commission seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds in women’s rights, community engagement, law, public policy, advocacy, social services, education, and business and who are committed to racial equity. Commissioners are appointed by… [ Keep reading ]

Serve on the Seattle Human Rights Commission

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is currently recruiting to fill five vacancies on the Seattle Human Rights Commission. The Commission seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds in human rights, law, public policy, advocacy, social services, education, and business. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor, City Council, and the Commission. The… [ Keep reading ]

Community Speaks: Help shape the future of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights!

Please join us for a discussion about the Seattle Office for Civil Rights and your community. Participants will receive a $25 gift card. Food will be provided! The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is a government agency that works to advance civil rights and end barriers to equity. It enforces laws… [ Keep reading ]

Workgroup recommends less jail, better coordination, and healing for people living with criminal history

A City Workgroup, led by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, was tasked with finding better ways to help people living with criminal history. The Workgroup recommends that the City invest in healing practices to address incarceration-related trauma, offer more support for those living with criminal history, and move away… [ Keep reading ]

LGBTQ housing discrimination all too common

Redwolf Painter, a senior systems engineer relocating to Seattle from the San Francisco Bay Area, thought it would be easier to rent an apartment here. But after applying for rentals more than a dozen times—and being denied each time—Redwolf began to suspect a more disturbing pattern. “On the phone, I… [ Keep reading ]

SOCR stands with our transgender and gender non-conforming communities

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights stands with our transgender community members in dismay and outrage at the federal government’s attempts to deny legal recognition to transgender people in federally-funded institutions. This attempt to redefine gender as “immutable,” and based on a person’s assigned sex at birth, negates the lives,… [ Keep reading ]