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Official statement from Seattle Office for Civil Rights regarding Capitol Hill Pride letter

For Immediate Release On Thursday, June 17, 2021, Capitol Hill Pride organizers Philip Lawson and Charlette LeFevre sent an email communication addressed to the NAACP, staff at the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Human Rights Commission, and the Washington Human Rights Commission, among many other Washington State officials, regarding the reparations fees for the Taking B(l)ack Pride… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Renters Rights Forum presented by the City of Seattle’s 5-Commissions

The Washington State eviction moratorium is due to expire on June 30, 2021. In April, the State Senate unsuccessfully attempted to block the house amendment to SB5160 mandating the moratorium’s end. As a result, thousands of households that are behind on rent are facing possible eviction on July 1. It… [ Keep reading ]

Join our I LOVE CENSUS DATA virtual conversation

Thanks to tremendous community effort, Seattle achieved one of the highest 2020 Census participation levels in the nation! What’s next? What happens with that Census data? How will the City of Seattle use this data to make decisions? How is any of this information useful to you? Get answers to these questions and more by joining our I Love Census Data virtual conversation series. UP NEXT: Food Security… [ Keep reading ]

What Women’s Health Week means to us

By Seattle Women’s Commission As we find ourselves in the center of National Women’s Health Week, we reflect on the difficulty of this past year in not only our physical health, but also our mental health. With this week falling into the space of Mental Health Awareness month, it’s made… [ Keep reading ]

Support housing for Black trans women and femmes

With King County’s plan to close its jail in downtown Seattle, we have an opportunity to center the experiences of those most impacted by institutional harms and injustices, specifically the experiences of Black trans women and femmes.

White nationalism: Like “cyanide in your drink”

At least six SPD officers attended the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021. This rally concluded with an armed and deadly insurrection at the nation’s Capitol Building. As reports came in, Seattle received the disheartening news that no other city in the country had a… [ Keep reading ]

Commissions request public hearing into SPD and SPOG

In a letter to the Seattle City Council, Mayor jenny Durkan, and the Office of Civil Rights (available here), the Seattle LGBTQ Commission and the Seattle Human Rights Commission urge city officials to use their authority under Article IV, Section 4 of the Seattle City Charter to “compel” witnesses in… [ Keep reading ]

Announcing the 2020 Collaborative Grantmaking RFP results

$1 Million in awards will go toward community alternatives to incarceration and policing. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights announced the recipients of our Collaborative Grantmaking process and Community Alternatives to Incarceration and Policing RFP. The RFP*, which closed October 19, 2020, called on community groups and coalitions to develop… [ Keep reading ]

2020 Human Rights Awards Winners: Celebrating Human Rights Day

Across the globe, Human Rights Day is celebrated annually on December 10th because on December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the first global articulation of human rights. On July 22, 1963, twenty-two (22) activists from ages 13 to 22 occupied… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Human Rights Commission supports community-driven homelessness solutions

The Seattle Human Rights Commission consists of 21 representative residents of Seattle appointed to serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and City departments on human rights issues including unsheltered individuals. Currently, City-funded homeless outreach is decentralized, and there is no system… [ Keep reading ]