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Now Hiring! Communications and Social Media Intern

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is hiring for a Communications and Social Media Intern. The Communications and Social Media Intern will be tasked with managing and tracking SOCR’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube accounts; content creation, including graphic design and video production; and assisting SOCR’s Communications Advisor with media… [ Keep reading ]

Participatory Budgeting moves forward in City of Seattle

Seattle Office for Civil Rights announces Participatory Budgeting Project as awardee for Participatory Budgeting contract. Seattle, WA – The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) has selected the third-party administrator who will run the Participatory Budgeting process in the City of Seattle. The awardee of the request for proposal is… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights announces awardees for $1 million Collective Network fund

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is excited to announce two awardees for the 2021 Collective Network Community Alternatives to Incarceration and Policing Request for Proposal: the Liberation Medicine School and the Lavender Rights Project. In August 2021, SOCR launched the Collective Network Request for Proposal, that focused on Community… [ Keep reading ]

New racial equity research tools

City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative releases new Racial Equity Research and City Actions websites The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) at the City of Seattle launched new websites with in-depth information and data about racial equity issues in the Seattle area, as well as a database of actions the City… [ Keep reading ]

Now seeking request for proposal in Participatory Budgeting

The Community Investments (CI) Division of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is seeking applications from organizations and coalitions to provide administrative and consulting services to assist the City in planning and developing an approximately $28 million Participatory Budgeting (PB) Program. In June 2021, the City of Seattle placed the development of a Request for Proposals… [ Keep reading ]

Now hiring: Deputy Director, Seattle Office for Civil Rights

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is seeking an experienced organizational leader centered by racial equity to address institutional racism as Deputy Director of the City of Seattle’s Office for Civil Rights. Reporting to the Department Director, and as a key member of the department’s senior management team, this… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]