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The Human Rights Commission works to eliminate discrimination and bigotry, to strengthen inter-group relationships, and to foster greater understanding, inclusion and justice for those who live, work, study, worship, travel and play in the City of Portland. In doing so, the Commission is guided by the principles embodied in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
During the recent restructure period of the Portland Human Rights Commission (HRC), an ad hoc committee of HRC commissioners worked regularly over the past three months to evaluate and improve the Commission’s organizational structure and processes.
Charged with advising City leaders on human rights issues, one of the goals of the committee was to elevate engagement with City elected officials while maintaining HRC’s commitment to community priorities.
The outcomes of the restructure period will be the main topic of the commission’s September 7th general meeting.
The major areas addressed by the committee have included:
HRC member capacity
Organization of the commission’s strategic areas of focus
Information-gathering process for commission priorities
Strengthening engagement with City leaders and community members
Please join the Commission at its September public meeting to learn more about the work of the Portland Human Rights Commission.
For more information, please contact Tatiana Elejalde at email@example.com
All meetings are open to the public. If you have questions or comments for the Human Rights Commission, 15 minutes of the agenda are reserved for public comment. To comment, please sign-up at the meeting and share your thoughts with us.
Human Rights Commissioners
Chabre Vickers, Chair
Audrey Alverson, Vice Chair
Human Rights Commissioners are appointed by the Portland City Council and are volunteers who work without compensation. They can be contacted through the Office of Equity and Human Rights at 503.823.4433 or email.
In compliance with Civil Rights laws, it is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any City program, service, or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or disability. To help ensure equal access to City programs, services, and activities, the City of Portland reasonably provides: translation and interpretation services, modifications, accommodations, auxiliary aides and services, and alternative format. For these services, complaints, and additional information, contact 503-823-4433, use City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.
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Resources and reports from the June 2013 event
Position statements and resources
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Housing Rights Task Force
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