Commission on Human Rights
WOMEN’S ADVOCACY HEARING SET

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, March 25, 2015  
Contact Information:  Victoria Stephens
Stephens's mobile phone: 502.641.0760
For help with discrimination, call Commission Headquarters: 1.800.292.5566
 


LOUISVILLE – Issues of concern to women are not always easy to predict. Some are concerned with pay equity, some are concerned with housing, some are concerned with employment discrimination.

That’s why the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will hold a Women’s Advocacy Hearing Tuesday, March 31, at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. The free event is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. All persons are welcome.

At the event, presenters from women’s organizations will present statistics and trends on the status of women in society and in Kentucky in particular. Dolores Delahanty, a veteran social work administrator, government executive and leader in the National Women’s Political Caucus, will preside.

Presenters and attendees are invited to share issues of concern and recommendations for how public policies can be improved in the areas of women’s wages, health equity and advancement in employment. The data gathered at the event is intended for the ears of policymakers and those known to be catalysts for change.

Commissioners Dr. Sandra Moore, Carol Jackson and Dr. Doris Clark-Sarr of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will hear and receive the information from the general public. Priscilla Johnson, state senate executive legislative assistant of the Legislative Research Commission, will also perform this service. All are gatekeepers in public policy in state government. All Kentucky General Assembly legislators are also invited to hear.

Presenters will be:

Kathleen Parks of the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

Shayla Johnson of the Kentucky Fair Housing Council

Pat Murrell of the League of Women Voters of Louisville

LiAndrea Goatley of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

For more information, call Mary Ann Taylor, Education and Outreach director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, at the agency’s headquarters at 502.566.9961.

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces state and federal laws that make discrimination illegal. To get help with discrimination, call the commission at 1.800.292.5566. Visit www.kchr.ky.gov for information.