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Seattle Human Rights Commission announces two-year work plan

The Seattle Human Rights Commission was pleased to receive feedback and commitments today from council members regarding their two-year work plan. The Commission’s goals are to elevate community voices to our elected leaders, ensure there is greater public awareness for human rights concerns, and create actionable objectives for local officials…. [ Keep reading ]

Apply to be a Human Rights Commissioner

The Commission seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds in human rights, law, public policy, advocacy, social services, education, and business. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor, City Council, and the Commission. In 2015, the City of Seattle declared Seattle a Human Rights City. The Commission is guided by the Universal Declaration… [ Keep reading ]

Watch: SHRC celebrates Human Rights Day 2018

The 2018 celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights focused on intersectionality of human rights in Seattle. Opening remarks are by Tamm y Morales, Co-Chair of Seattle Human Rights Commission. Panelists: Aaron Oravillo, Seattle Human Rights Commission, moderator Allan Nyaribo, Olympia Poetry Network, presenting artist… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Human Rights Commission statement on ICE attempt to silence Maru Mora Villalpando

The Seattle Human Rights Commission is deeply disturbed and alarmed by the deliberate ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​attempt of this administration and ICE agents to silence Maru Mora Villalpando by attempting ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​to deport her from the United States. Maru has been a leading activist against human rights ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​violations taking place at the Northwest Detention… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Women’s Commission announces Riddhi Mukhopadhyay as recipient of 2017 Jeanette Williams Award

Press release shared by Seattle Office for Civil Rights on behalf of the Seattle Women’s Commission. The Seattle Women’s Commission is proud to announce Riddhi Mukhopadhyay, Legal Director of the Sexual Violence Legal Services, as the winner of the 2017 Jeanette Williams Award. The Sexual Violence Legal Services (SVLS) is… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Women’s Commission expresses deep concern for the killing of Charleena Lyles

Press release shared by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights on behalf of the Seattle Women’s Commission. This past Sunday on June 18, 2017, Ms. Charleena Lyles was shot and killed by two Seattle Police Department (hereafter SPD) officers in her home with her children. For several years, the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Women’s Commission recognizes April 29 as Denim Day

Press release shared by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights on behalf of the Seattle Women’s Commission. The Seattle Women’s Commission will celebrate Denim Day in City Hall on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:30p.m., along with the Mayor’s Office and Seattle City Council. All members of the community and City… [ Keep reading ]