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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.

Seattle Disability Commission seeks candidates

The Seattle Disability Commission seeks applications to fill vacancies on the Commission. The Commission is seeking individuals passionate about working with local government officials to improve experiences within the disability communities. Commissioners have the opportunity to promote positive change by working with community groups and individuals to identify areas of concern, by… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle LGBTQ Commission seeks candidates

The Seattle Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission seeks applications from interested candidates to fill vacancies on the Commission. The Commission is a 21-member body that advises the Mayor, City Council, and City of Seattle departments on issues that affect LGBTQ communities throughout Seattle. Commissioners promote positive change… [ Keep reading ]

2021 Jubilee Nominations

The Seattle Disability Commission (SDC) has now opened nominations for their 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. Full descriptions of each award and its… [ Keep reading ]

Join us for Seattle Human Rights Day 2021

By Seattle Human Rights Commission Dear Friends, Celebrate with the Seattle Human Rights Commission on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 6 pm for our annual Human Rights Day virtual event. In collaboration with Town Hall Seattle, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and our Human Rights Day planning partners and… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Seattle Human Rights Commission asks for real budget allocations to begin to address homelessness

By Seattle Human Rights Commission The following letter was transmitted to the Seattle City Council and King County Council. Seattle, and King County generally, has suffered from a houselessness problem for decades. The houseless population is skyrocketing, and this phenomenon shows no sign of slowing down. The deluge of newly… [ Keep reading ]

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 supervisors, 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 ]