Commission on Human Rights
It's Not too Late - Come to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Immigrant Networking Summit This Thursday
COME TO THE KENTUCKY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IMMIGRANT NETWORKING SUMMIT THIS THURSDAY
It is not too late to join the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights this Thursday, October 6, for its Sixth Immigrant Networking Summit. The public is invited and people may attend without registering. The summit is free.
The summit will provide a great opportunity to gain information about Hispanic and other Immigrant issues in Kentucky. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, in Shelbyville, Ky.
Anyone with questions about the summit may contact Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Immigrant Outreach Supervisor Juan Pena. Call him at 1.800.292.5566.
WHO: Residents of Kentucky from different national origins and all members of the public; Also, federal, state, and local government representatives who work with immigrants and refugees, and, representatives of immigrant centers, and private and non-profit groups who assist immigrants and refugees.
What: Meet and network with immigrant community leaders, foster understanding, increase communication and awareness
Where: UK Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, Kentucky
When: Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 9:30am to 3:30pm (EDT)
No Registration Necessary. “Walk-ins” are welcome.
The commission began hosting this statewide networking summit in 2005 to recognize the National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). The commission now produces the event every year. It is designed to foster mutual understanding and increase communication and collaboration between members of the public, federal, state, and local governments and all immigrant and refugee communities in the commonwealth.
The program has proven to be very successful. Last year over 150 individuals attended in order to gain knowledge of the growing immigrant and refugee populations. Speakers for this summit are directors from immigrant community centers, immigrant and refugee educators and entrepreneurs, Kentucky refugee agencies, members of the media, and representatives from federal, state and local government agencies. Among the topics are fair housing, equal employment opportunity, education fairness, and business opportunities.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and the U.S. Civil Rights Act. These laws make discrimination illegal. People are protected from discrimination because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, family status and tobacco-smoking status. The protections exist with varying stipulations in the areas of public accommodations, employment, housing and financial transactions.