Commission on Human Rights
Louisville PRI afilliate will broadcast Human Rights Commission Native Americans in Kentucky panel
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) board will hold its regular monthly meeting to rule on discrimination complaints at 9 a.m. EST, Thursday, June 19, at its Louisville headquarters at the corner of Fourth and Broadway. Afterward, participants will walk down Fourth Street to WFPL FM radio where host Julie Kredens will interview from 11 a.m. to noon a commission panel on the live, call-in show, “State of Affairs.”
WFPL said it invites the public to attend the show, which will be in the station’s live performance studio. The station is located downtown at 619 South Fourth Street.
“State of Affairs” will feature three panelists. Momfeather Erickson is part Cherokee Indian and is founder and executive director of the Mantle Rock Native American Education and Cultural Center in Marion, Ky.
Martin Soaring Eagle is a member of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission and is president of the Circle of Wisdom Unity Conference, a collaborative group that advocates for Native American culture and rights.
Michael Dunn is an educator of American Indian culture and is a Cherokee Indian head veteran dancer of a Native American pow wow.
“Does Kentucky Treat its First, Last?” will be the fourth in a series of 12 monthly citizen advocacy hearings the commission produces. This is the first panel to be presented by WFPL.
Each panel addresses issues relevant to people belonging to protected classes of the U.S. and Kentucky Civil Rights acts. Panel members make recommendations to help the Human Rights Commission with its work. The commission will publish a report about the 12 hearings at the end of the year.
The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and policies of federal civil rights laws.