Commission on Human Rights
Human Rights Commission presents discussion on dealing with mental illness discrimination barriers at work and in public
LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will hold a Citizen Advocacy Hearing Panel Discussion: “Navigating the Maze: Overcoming Discriminatory Barriers to Employment, Public Accommodations and Housing with Mental Illness.”
This free and public event will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Spalding University Auditorium, located at the corner of Breckinridge and Fourth Streets in Downtown Louisville.
The discussion is being held in recognition of National Disability Awareness Week, which is Oct. 5 – 11, and World Mental Health Day, which is Oct. 10.
Panelists will be Jan Powe, Kentucky Protection and Advocacy, Claudette Perkins, Service Consumer and Client Advocate, and Leslie Marlin, Enforcement Officer specializing in Disability Discrimination issues of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.
The Citizen Advocacy Hearings are part of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights education and outreach program to raise awareness of civil rights. The commission enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and federal civil rights laws, which make discrimination illegal.