Commission on Human Rights
Sign up for the region's largest civil and human rights conference of 2010
Revised Press Release: In the fifth paragraph of this news release, the word in upper case, "NOMINEES," is correct, and not the word, "inductees."
LOUISVILLE - Sign up today to attend one of the largest civil and human rights conferences in recent Kentucky history.
To commemorate its 50-year anniversary, the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, the state government agency that enforces and promotes civil rights laws for Kentucky, in conjunction with Governor Steve Beshear's Office of Minority Empowerment, is holding a two-day Civil and Human Rights Conference from Wednesday, Oct. 13 to Friday, Oct. 15 at the Louisville International Convention Center.
REGISTER NOW AT: https://sites.google.com/site/kchrconference/
The conference will address many issues and create opportunities for participants to learn about or discuss human rights needs and the groups of people affected by human and civil rights concerns in the state and the nation. The program will give people the chance to forge relationships for lifelong professional opportunities and strategic networking.
The event will open with a roundtable forum on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:45 pm consisting of a large number of civil rights professionals who will talk about the past and future of the Civil Rights Movement. Workshop sessions on Thursday and Friday will present panels and focus groups covering topics such as Fair Housing, Postsecondary Education and Equal Opportunity, Minority Business in Kentucky, Fairness, Religion, school desegregation, Kentucky immigrants, equal opportunity and other issues affecting women, Kentucky Native Americans, Disability Rights, Kentucky Politics, Healthcare for seniors, and more. There will be public meetings of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights to rule on current discrimination complaints, a Southeast Quarterly Regional Meeting of Kentucky Blacks in Higher Education, and a meeting of the African American Heritage Commission.
Some speakers include renowned civil rights leaders Kweisi Mfume and Wade Henderson, and John Trasvina, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development assistant secretary. Several Kentucky officials will speak and present on panels including Mayer Jerry Abramson and state legislative members of the House and Senate. Governor Steve Beshear will not be able to attend but is the honorary chair of the conference. Honorary co-chairs include former Kentucky Governors Ernie Fletcher, Paul Patton, Brereton Jones, Martha Layne Collins, John Y. Brown, Juilian Carroll and Wendell Ford.
On Friday, Oct. 15, will be an induction ceremony of the 2010 Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame from noon to 2 p.m. NOMINEES this year include Kentucky natives George Clooney and his father Nick Clooney, the late Peewee Reese and several more.
For its golden anniversary, the Kentucky Human Rights Commission will unveil its 50th poster in the Gallery of Great Black Kentuckians during the conference of the first Kentucky Derby winning jockey, native son Oliver Lewis who rode to the finish on Aristides in two minutes 37.75 seconds on May 17, 1875.
Conference Registration: $25.00 per day
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OR print, fax or mail conference registration form (one form per participant) to
Mary Ann Taylor
332 West Broadway, 7th Floor, the Heyburn Building
Louisville, KY 40202
Fax: (502) 595-2378
Registration will not be taken by phone
Lodging available at Marriott Louisville Downtown *280 West Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202*1-800-533-0127
Dates Blocked: October 13,14,15
Rates: Govt w/sales tax $120.76; w/o sales tax 111.84
Non-govt. w/sales tax $126.75; w/o sales tax $136.86
* Ask for KY Commission on Human Rights 50th Anniversary Celebration Block