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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

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 ]

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 ]

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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 ]