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How well do you know your civil rights?

Think you’re a civil rights expert when it comes to your protections in the City of Seattle? Our city has some of the most robust civil rights laws in the United States and our office enforces legislation around housing, employment, public places, and contracting. From service animals to protected classes… [ Keep reading ]

Announcing the 2021 Jubilee Winners!

The Seattle Disability Commission (SDC) has chosen the awardees for the 2021 Inclusion Jubilee awards. Each year, the SDC hosts an event featuring and highlighting people in the community who work to advance disability rights and justice. There are five different award categories: Lifetime Dianne Laurine Achievement Award Public Policy… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights announces awardees for $1 million Collective Network fund

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is excited to announce two awardees for the 2021 Collective Network Community Alternatives to Incarceration and Policing Request for Proposal: the Liberation Medicine School and the Lavender Rights Project. In August 2021, SOCR launched the Collective Network Request for Proposal, that focused on Community… [ Keep reading ]

New racial equity research tools

City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative releases new Racial Equity Research and City Actions websites The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) at the City of Seattle launched new websites with in-depth information and data about racial equity issues in the Seattle area, as well as a database of actions the City… [ Keep reading ]

Now seeking request for proposal in Participatory Budgeting

The Community Investments (CI) Division of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is seeking applications from organizations and coalitions to provide administrative and consulting services to assist the City in planning and developing an approximately $28 million Participatory Budgeting (PB) Program. In June 2021, the City of Seattle placed the development of a Request for Proposals… [ Keep reading ]

Now hiring: Deputy Director, Seattle Office for Civil Rights

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is seeking an experienced organizational leader centered by racial equity to address institutional racism as Deputy Director of the City of Seattle’s Office for Civil Rights. Reporting to the Department Director, and as a key member of the department’s senior management team, this… [ Keep reading ]

The importance of pronouns

Leo Segovia, Gender Justice Strategic Advisor Gendered language is deeply embedded in the way we communicate, so ingrained that we often don’t notice when it’s used. It includes words used to describe a person, most apparently by the pronouns we use for people when we are talking about them, but… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Human Rights Commission prototypes a human rights scorecard for those seeking elected office

By Seattle Human Rights Commission In January of 2021, Emma Kamb, Katie Pattenaude, Jack F Reinhardt, and Joey Uzarski started their journey as Fellows for the Seattle Human Rights Commission; under the supervision of Commission Co-Chair Ty Grandison. Their task was simple – create a framework that could be used… [ Keep reading ]

Now hiring: Race and Social Justice Initiative Division Director

Passionate about leading race and social justice work in the City of Seattle? Learn more about the position and apply! The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is seeking a leader centered by their commitment to racial equity and empowerment to lead a high-impact team to support the City of Seattle’s Race and… [ Keep reading ]

Join us for Human Rights Day!

Join the Seattle Human Rights Commission on December 9 for Seattle Human Rights Day.