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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:


October 7, 2015 at 4 p.m.


421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 500 Portland, OR

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 Human Rights Commissioners

Chabre Vickers, Chair

Audrey Alverson, Co-Chair

Daniel Franco-Nuñez

Theresa Soto

Se-Ah-Dom Edmo

Marcia Suttenberg

Alisha Zhao

Allan Lazo

Ashley Horne

Damon Isiah Turner

Sam Sachs

Deyalo Bennette

Rebecca Naga

2 Commission openings


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.

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.

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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