Commission on Human Rights
KY Human Rights Commission to be in Shelby County to talk to public
Monday, March 7, will bring special guest Glenda Green, a Kentucky Commission on Human Rights field representative, to the Shelby County Human Rights Commission monthly meeting. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Simpsonville City Hall. Everyone in Shelby County is invited and encouraged to attend.
Green is also the lead trainer of sexual harassment prevention, one of the free courses offered by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights to promote compliance with civil rights laws.
She will join the local commission to discuss with the public equal opportunity issues and to answer any questions about the laws that protect people from discrimination. She will give instructions on how to file a discrimination complaint for anyone at the meeting who believes discrimination has occurred.
Green will discuss the roles of local human rights commissions throughout the state, the activities of the state human rights commission, and the history of human rights efforts in the commonwealth.
Light refreshments will be served.
The Shelby County Human Rights Commission was created in 2009. It is chaired by Gary L. Walls of Shelbyville.
In 2010, the Shelby County Human Rights Commission nominated several local residents for induction into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Shelby County nominees included Rev. Kilen Gray, Rev. Ronald Holder, Rev. Robert Marshall and Sister Pat Reno. Sister Reno was one of the 31 people inducted into the 2010 hall of fame.
The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is the state government agency that enforces state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination. Contact the state commission at 1.800.292.5566 or visit online at www.kchr.ky.gov.