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Public Community Forum

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Public Forum

April 25th, 2019 at 6:00-9:00pm

Inspire Development Center
213 Farmland Rd
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Community Forum Flyer (English)

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HB 1728 & ESSB 5258

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

 

  • Executive Summary: Health Impact Review of HB 1728

  • Preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers


  • Executive Summary: Health Impact Review of ESSB 5258

  • Preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers


Rose Award from Zonta Club of South Puget Sound

Thursday, January 31, 2019

 

On December 10, 2018, which was International Human Rights Day, the Washington State Human Rights Commission was presented the Rose Award by Zonta Club of South Puget Sound.  The award was presented to the WSHRC “In Recognition and appreciation for 69 years of upholding the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family which is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the World.”  The award was given to Executive Director Sharon Ortiz by Zonta member Carolyn Woodling on the last day of Zonta Club of South Puget Sound’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, and on the 70th Anniversary of International Human Rights Day.  The Mission of Zonta is to improve the lives of women in communities throughout the world by advocating for women’s issues, by engaging in hands on service projects, and by partnering with others in the community to achieve common goals.  The yellow rose is the symbol for Zonta International. 

 

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WSHRC accepting complaints regarding assistance animals in housing

Friday, January 25, 2019

 

 

As of January 1, 2019, the WSHRC is accepting complaints regarding assistance animals in housing.   

The discrimination must have occurred January 1, 2019 or after. 

 

Call 1-800- 233-3247 for questions about the change in the law.

 


Sexual Harassment

Friday, December 21, 2018

Sexual Harassment

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Radio Interview

Friday, March 23, 2018

 

https://noahyourrights.com/past-shows/

(Noah references this as Episode 18, but it is Episode #19)

Episode #19 (5/8/18):


HRC Takes Notice of #MeToo

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Human Rights Commission would like to acknowledge all of those individuals who have come forward or shared their stories about their experiences with sexual assault and sexual harassment through social media’s #MeToo campaign.

We would like to remind you that if you believe that you have experienced sexual harassment at your workplace, your employer has failed to take prompt and remedial action, and the harassment has occurred within the last six months, the... more


Statement from the WSHRC regarding Charlottesville, VA

Monday, August 14, 2017
The Washington State Human Rights Commission works to ensure that everyone has the right to be free from discrimination. The events in Charlottesville, VA are tragic and a reminder that there is still much that needs to be done to educate and eradicate the prejudices that perpetuate hate and bigotry in this country. It is unconscionable and unacceptable that in this day and age our country has not learned from the long and arduous history of oppression and racism. 
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Transgender individuals who serve or would like to serve

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Transgender individuals who serve or would like to serve in the US Military are no less capable or dedicated to the job of serving our country.

The latest statement from... more


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