Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Human Rights Commission announces Fifth Annual Hispanic and Immigrant Networking Summit
LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is pleased to announce the fifth annual Kentucky Hispanic and Immigrant Networking Summit. The Summit will be on Friday, October 9, at the UK Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, Ky., from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach will give the kick-off speech at the event.
The Networking Summit kicks off a statewide celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). The Kentucky Commission on Human rights has organized this unique event to foster mutual understanding and increased communication and collaboration between the federal, state and local governments and Kentucky’s immigrant communities.
“The Networking Summit is a highlight event in the ongoing campaign to include all minority populations in the state’s civil rights work,” said John J. Johnson, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. “It is through events like these that the Kentucky Human Rights Commission works to eliminate discriminatory barriers to the full participation of Hispanic and immigrant communities in building Kentucky’s future,” he said.
On October 9, partner government institutions will have the opportunity to network with Hispanic educators and entrepreneurs, directors of Kentucky Latino centers and refugee agencies, and members of the Hispanic media from across the commonwealth.
Speakers from across the state will emphasize the current needs and potential of the growing immigrant population. In addition to the day’s speaker panels, attending government agencies will have access to immigrant community contacts built the last eight years through intensive outreach efforts by the state human rights commission.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government agency that enforces The Kentucky Civil Rights Act and federal civil rights laws. These laws protect people from discrimination regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, familial status, and tobacco smoking status. These protections apply with varying requirements to the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing, and financial transactions.