Commission on Human Rights
Human Rights Commission to hold Listening Tour in Hopkinsville
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a state agency this year, is inviting the public to attend its “Listening Tour,’’ from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on May 6 at the Hopkinsville Municipal Building, 101 North Main Street, Hopkinsville, Ky.
The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is the state agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, which bans discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and financial transactions. People are protected from discrimination based on their race, gender, disability, color, religion, national origin, family status in housing and age 40 and over in employment.
The Commission is holding a series of “Listening Tours’’ to gather information from residents and local officials about civil and human rights. The state human rights commission will use the information from the “Listening Tour’’ in Hopkinsville to help improve its services and assist the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission and its executive director, Bernard Standard. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
For more information, please contact Mary Ann Taylor at the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, (800) 292-5566, ext. 37, or Bernard Standard at the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission, (270) 887-4010.