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Join a City of Seattle Commission!

The City of Seattle and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights is seeking candidates to serve on our four advisory commissions: Seattle Disability Commission, Seattle Human Rights Commission, Seattle LGBTQ Commission, and Seattle Women’s Commissi

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Seattle Women’s Commission (SWC) recognizes the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Beginning in 2001, SAAM is a time to call attention to the need for greater awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. In order to understand the root causes of sexual violence,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Human Rights Commission votes to pursue amicus status

Press release shared by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights on behalf of the Seattle Human Rights Commission. The Seattle Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has agreed to pursue amicus status in the Federal Consent decree, entered in 2012, where the Seattle Police Department was investigated by the Department of Justice… [ Keep reading ]

Ruchika Tulshyan receives Jeanette Williams Award from Seattle Women’s Commission

The Seattle Women’s Commission has chosen Ruchika Tulshyan to receive the 2022 Jeanette Williams Award. This award seeks to recognize strong leaders who are making an impact in the city today. The Seattle Women’s Commission is proud to host this award as a chance to bring people together and to… [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]