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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]