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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 ]

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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 supervisers, 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 ]

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 ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Commends City Council’s Confirmation of Mariko Lockhart as Permanent Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Jenny Durkan Commends City Council’s Confirmation of Mariko Lockhart as Permanent Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights Seattle (April 29, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the 8-0 vote by the… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle seeks four community members to serve on the Seattle Women’s Commission

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is currently recruiting to fill four vacancies on the Seattle Women’s Commission. The Commission seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds in women’s rights, community engagement, law, public policy, advocacy, social services, education, and business and who are committed to racial equity. Commissioners are appointed by… [ Keep reading ]

Serve on the Seattle Human Rights Commission

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is currently recruiting to fill five vacancies on the Seattle Human Rights Commission. 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. The… [ Keep reading ]

Fair Chance Housing law opens a door to opportunity

Augustine Cita had a good union job, working for $28 an hour as a marble mason. By the usual standards, he should have been a great candidate to rent an apartment. But he could not get past the first interview. “I put in applications at 10 to 12 places,” Augustine… [ Keep reading ]