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Community Task Force Report

New report from Community Task Force provides policy recommendations to criminal legal system For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 24, 2021 A new report from a Community Task Force facilitated by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) takes a closer look at the criminal legal system and provides the City of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

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The Shape of Trust

Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative releases new guide for creating transformational, anti-racist workplaces Seattle – September 20, 2021 The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) at the City of Seattle is proud to present the next stage in a project years in the making. The Shape of Trust provides tools for supervisers, managers, HR advisers, and others organizing for transformational, anti-racist change. Arts, culture, mindfulness, and embodiment are used to create organizational cultures rooted… [ Keep reading ]

How Data Helps Youth Succeed—I Love Census Data

From the Department of Neighborhoods: This series brings together community members, city agencies and staff, data professionals, and community artists for interactive presentations and conversation. You will learn about city facts and statistics and, most importantly, talk about what all this Census data tells you about your city. We will be sure to connect the data to the lived… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Human Rights Commission pilots Fellowship Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 21, 2021 CONTACT: Co-Chair Ty Grandison, Commissioner Claire Guilmette, Commissioner Robel Mulugeta In November of 2020, the leadership team of the Seattle Human Rights Commission piloted a Fellowship program to accelerate progress on core local human rights issues, deepen connection to community, and foster the next… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking Environmental Justice: Heat waves disproportionately affect BIPOC communities

The history of housing and urban policies have made certain neighborhoods within the Seattle area astronomically more at risk of health disparities during hot summer days.

Federal Judge Upholds Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Law

A federal judge has struck down a challenge to Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Ordinance from the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHA) and other landlords represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation. Seattle’s ordinance, born through community organizing and drafted by our office, bars landlords from asking about or adversely acting… [ Keep reading ]

Official Statement from Seattle Office for Civil Rights Regarding Capitol Hill Pride Letter

For Immediate Release On Thursday, June 17, 2021, Capitol Hill Pride organizers Philip Lawson and Charlette LeFevre sent an email communication addressed to the NAACP, staff at the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Human Rights Commission, and the Washington Human Rights Commission, among many other Washington State officials, regarding the reparations fees for the Taking B(l)ack Pride… [ Keep reading ]

Juneteenth: A Celebration and Reflection

Juneteenth is a time for celebration and reflection. For more than 150 years, Black people across America, especially in the South, have hosted jubilees on June 19 to celebrate the joy and resilience of the Black community. At the same time, the day can be a painful reminder of how… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Renters Rights Forum presented by the City of Seattle’s 5-Commissions

The Washington State eviction moratorium is due to expire on June 30, 2021. In April, the State Senate unsuccessfully attempted to block the house amendment to SB5160 mandating the moratorium’s end. As a result, thousands of households that are behind on rent are facing possible eviction on July 1. It… [ Keep reading ]

Join our I LOVE CENSUS DATA virtual conversation

Thanks to tremendous community effort, Seattle achieved one of the highest 2020 Census participation levels in the nation! What’s next? What happens with that Census data? How will the City of Seattle use this data to make decisions? How is any of this information useful to you? Get answers to these questions and more by joining our I Love Census Data virtual conversation series. UP NEXT: Food Security… [ Keep reading ]