Commission on Human Rights
Human Rights Commission program "I'm still standing" will recognize Women's Month in Kentucky
The program is the first in the 2009 series of advocacy hearings that the commission produces each year to highlight issues involving human rights. Last year, the commission produced 10 advocacy hearings on topics ranging from immigration to modern-day slavery to Native American rights.
The speakers on March 18 include Eleanor Jordan of the Kentucky Commission on Women; Joy Hoskins of the Kentucky Department for Public Health; and Carol Young of Kentucky Refugee Ministries.
The program is free and open to the public.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and federal civil rights, which make discrimination illegal.