Commission on Human Rights
Human Rights Commission will hold advocacy hearing on Fair Housing and commission meeting in Owensboro
OWENSBORO – The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will recognize the US and Kentucky Fair Housing Month of April with a program called, “I’m Still Standing,’’ from 3 to 5 p.m., Central Daylight Savings Time, Wednesday, April 15, at the Green River Area Development District Office, 3860 US Highway 60 W, in Owensboro, Ky.
The commission will hold its April Board of Commissioners meeting to hear and rule on discrimination complaints for the people of Kentucky at 9 a.m. on the following day at the City of Owensboro Commission Chambers on the fourth floor of City Hall at 101 E. 4th Street.
Local Government TV Channel 75 will tape both events for later airing. The public is invited to both.
The Fair Housing program is the second in the 2009 series of citizen advocacy hearings that the commission produces to highlight issues involving the protected classes of civil rights laws.
The commission periodically holds its monthly Board of Commissioner meetings away from its Louisville headquarters in order to give constituents an opportunity to learn about their civil rights and the work of their state human rights commission.
The speakers on April 15 include Cheryl Cureton of Kentucky Legal Aid in Owensboro who will talk about the pitfalls and prevention of foreclosure and Keith Free of the Community Development Department of Owensboro who will discuss redevelopment as a community model.
Call Mary Ann Taylor at the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights at 1-800-292-5566 if you would like more information.
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.