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Office of Equity and Human Rights

Realizing Equity. Enhancing the City of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-4433

Fax: 503-823-4420

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Human Rights Commission

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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.




Commission meetings typically occur on the first Wednesday of each month.

Next Human Rights Commission Meeting:


May 30, 2015
1827 NE 44th Ave. Suite 300

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 Human Rights Commissioners

Aimee Samara, Chair
Chabre Vickers, Vice Chair
Deyalo Bennette
Ashley Horne
Allan Lazo
Rebecca Naga
Emanuel Price
Sam Sachs
Damon Isiah Turner
Sonji Young
Audrey Alverson
Suzanne LaGrande
Marcia Suttenberg


All sessions are open to the public. If you have questions or comments for your Human Rights Commission, 15 minutes of the agenda are reserved for public comment. So please, join us and share your thoughts.

The Office of Equity and Human Rights validates parking for all community members attending Human Rights Commission sessions. Please use only the Star Park Garage, located just one block south from the Office on SW Alder St between SW Broadway and SW 6th Ave. The entrance to the garage is on SW Alder.

The Office of Equity and Human Rights is wheelchair accessible.

Human Rights Commissioners are appointed by the Portland City Council
Commissioners are volunteers who work without compensation. They can be contacted through the Office of Equity and Human Rights at 503.823.4420 or email.


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