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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 ]

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 ]

New report shows charging youth as adults in the legal system presents human rights violations

By Seattle Human Rights Commission As a part of its 2021 Fellowship Program, the Seattle Human Rights Commission (SHRC) designated a team of fellows from the University of Washington – Vitoria Faustino, Katherine Lin, and Sarah Miller – to examine the practice and resulting consequences of charging youth as adults… [ Keep reading ]

New report from Seattle Human Rights Commission highlights support for survivors of human trafficking

By Seattle Human Rights Commission As a part of its 2021 Fellowship program, Seattle Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Fellows Meagan King, Kendrick Lu, and Roshni Sinha (“The Human Trafficking Team”) examined human trafficking in the region. The team spent thousands of hours speaking to service providers, legislators, and survivors of… [ Keep reading ]

New report looks at Seattle’s self-designation as a Human Rights City

By the Seattle Human Rights Commission Fellows for the Seattle Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Claire Paiement, Hank Elmajian, Hannah Elzig, and Adam Aley spent the first six months of 2021 delving into the history, concept, and lived experience of human rights and human rights cities. Given Seattle’s self-designation as a… [ 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 ]