The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act (Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 344), and, through its affiliations with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, enforces federal civil rights laws.
KENTUCKY IS STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE. MUCH OF THAT MOVEMENT AND THE DIRECTION WE TAKE INVOLVES RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF CITIZEN'S HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS. THIS WORKSHOP WILL PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH BASIC INFORMATION ON THE KENTUCKY CIVIL RIGHTS ACT (THE ACT) AND THE ROLE THE KENTUCKY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS PLAYS IN ENFORCING THE ACT.
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DATE: THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020
TIME: 6-7 PM: (EVENT LINK WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL CONFIRMATION AFTER YOU'VE REGISTERED FOR THE CLASS.)
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The commission has been working on behalf of the people of the Commonwealth for more than a half-century. We are proud of our achievements in civil and human rights. With headquarters in Louisville and the Northern Kentucky office in Covington, the commission has opened doors of opportunity for thousands of people.
We are the Guardian of Your Civil Rights
- The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) is created to ensure equality in Kentucky.
- Our purpose is to protect you from discrimination by enforcing the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.
- KCHR's duty is to receive, initiate, investigate, seek to conciliate, conduct hearings, and rule upon complaints alleging violations of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.
- We are proud of our achievements in human rights, which stretch over the last four decades.
- With headquarters in Louisville and Northern Kentucky office, KCHR has opened doors of opportunity to thousands of people.
- Our agency is made up of the commissioners, the executive director, and the commission agency staff members.
- The commission body consists of the chair and 10 commissioners, who hear and rule on complaints.
- KCHR also vigorously carries out the task of helping people in Kentucky understand the importance of civil rights and their right to equality.