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

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 ]

Seattle Human Rights Commission votes to pursue amicus status

Press release shared by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights on behalf of the Seattle Human Rights Commission. The Seattle Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has agreed to pursue amicus status in the Federal Consent decree, entered in 2012, where the Seattle Police Department was investigated by the Department of Justice… [ Keep reading ]

Now hiring: Civil Rights Investigators

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is hiring! We are seeking Civil Rights Investigators to join SOCR’s Enforcement team. As a Civil Rights Investigator, you will be responsible for receiving complaints, investigating, and negotiating settlements involving Seattle’s non-discrimination and civil rights laws. In this role, you will be responsible for… [ Keep reading ]

Participatory Budgeting moves forward in City of Seattle

Seattle Office for Civil Rights announces Participatory Budgeting Project as awardee for Participatory Budgeting contract. Seattle, WA – The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) has selected the third-party administrator who will run the Participatory Budgeting process in the City of Seattle. The awardee of the request for proposal is… [ Keep reading ]

9 reasons to mediate a discrimination claim

Mediation is one of the ways to resolve a discrimination complaint at the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR).