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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.

City of Portland Human Rights Commission Votes to Reorganize

PORTLAND — On May 4, 2016, the Portland Human Rights Commission (HRC) unanimously voted to evaluate and improve its organizational structure and processes. The reorganization process will involve a two- to three-month pause in HRC’s monthly public meetings.

“We owe it to the community to build a solid foundation,” said Chabre Vickers, HRC Chair. “This process of improving our engagement and building capacity will help us move our work forward more effectively and provide better outcomes for all Portlanders.”

In coming months, the HRC will announce its next public meeting on this website and Facebook page.

Charged with advising City leaders on human rights issues, the HRC is an all-volunteer body that 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.

For more information, please contact Tatiana Elejalde at tatiana.elejalde@portlandoregon.gov


Office of Equity and Human Rights
421 SW 6th Ave., Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

 

 

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. 

The Office of Equity and Human Rights validates parking for all community members attending Human Rights Commission meetings. 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

Chabre Vickers, Chair

Audrey Alverson, Vice Chair

Daniel Franco-Nuñez

Theresa Soto

Alisha Zhao

Allan Lazo

Ashley Horne

Deyalo Bennette

Commission openings 

 Apply to join the Human Rights Commission here

 

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 503.823.4433 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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