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

Domestic Violence Awareness Event: Shattering Stigma through Knowledge

Please join the Seattle Women’s Commission for an event during Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Saturday, October 15 from 12:00 – 4:00pm at Seattle City Hall.

Affordable Childcare in Seattle Event

The Seattle Women’s Commission invites the Seattle community to attend the upcoming panel discussion, Affordable Childcare in Seattle, on Thursday, September 22 from 5pm-6:30pm.

Back to School Event and Giveaway!

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is proud to support a back-to-school event alongside our community partners and the Department of Education & Early Learning for the community of Skyway. When: Saturday, August 27 Time: 11am – 3pm Where: 12620 Renton Ave S. Seattle, WA 98178 (the parking lot of the Law… [ Keep reading ]

SWC Inside/Out: Abortion care

Seattle Women’s Commission Inside/Out: An interview with Jema Turk on Abortion Care, the Post-Roe Era, and What You Can Do

Abortion access and reproductive justice

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing safe access to abortion nationwide. Many states will drastically limit access or even ban abortion entirely. Across the U.S., restricting and/or denying access to abortion services will have a disproportionate impact on poor women, girls, and transgender… [ 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 a City of Seattle Commission!

The City of Seattle and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights is seeking candidates to serve on our four advisory commissions: Seattle Disability Commission, Seattle Human Rights Commission, Seattle LGBTQ Commission, and Seattle Women’s Commissi

City Racial Equity Actions: 2022 Highlights

Since the Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) launched the City Racial Equity Actions webpage in 2021, departments across the City of Seattle have uploaded 396 Racial Equity Plans (REP). The database is now updated with new projects that will start in 2022. It contains short-term and long-term projects to… [ Keep reading ]

Now Hiring! Communications and Social Media Intern

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is hiring for a Communications and Social Media Intern. The Communications and Social Media Intern will be tasked with managing and tracking SOCR’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube accounts; content creation, including graphic design and video production; and assisting SOCR’s Communications Advisor with media… [ Keep reading ]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Seattle Women’s Commission (SWC) recognizes the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Beginning in 2001, SAAM is a time to call attention to the need for greater awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. In order to understand the root causes of sexual violence,… [ Keep reading ]