Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Human Rights Commissioner Thomas to speak in Mayfield
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights announces that Commissioner Timothy W. Thomas will be the keynote speaker for the Mayfield City and Mayfield Human Rights Commission Annual Black History Month Celebration.
Commissioner Thomas of Madisonville, Ky., represents the First Supreme Court District on the Kentucky Human Rights Board of Commissioners.
The free event will be held at 2 p.m. (CST), Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Mayfield High School, 700 Douthitt St., Mayfield, Ky., 42066. The public is invited. For more information, contact the Mayfield Mayor’s Office at 270.251.6251 or contact Commissioner Thomas at 270.836.2281.
The commissioner will talk about the origins of U.S. Black History Month and about African Americans in America, their past, present and future.
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, which make discrimination illegal. The laws protect people against discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and familial status (families with children under age 18) with varying provisions. People are protected in the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing, and financial transactions.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners rules on discrimination complaints with the authority of a court of law.
People who believe they may be victims of illegal discrimination should contact the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights at 1.800.292.5566. For more information, visit the commission website at www.kchr.ky.gov.