Commission on Human Rights
LISTENING TOUR SESSION WILL BE HELD IN PADUCAH THIS WEEK
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will conduct one of its 50th Anniversary Listening Tour sessions this week in Paducah, Ky.
It will be on Thursday, March 25, at 5 p.m. (CDT), on the second floor of the McCracken County Public Library at 555 Washington Street. The event is free and open to the public. The commission hopes many Paducah residents and officials will participate.
The Listening Tour Series began in January to raise Kentuckians’ awareness of civil rights and equal opportunity. So far, it has traveled to Cadiz, Mayfield, Richmond, Somerset, Paris, and Versailles, Ky. The tour will continue in other regions throughout 2010.
People attending the Paducah Listening Tour may voice their opinions and concerns about civil and human rights issues in the state. They will have the opportunity to speak with Kentucky Commission on Human Rights employment, public accommodation and housing representatives. They can learn how to file discrimination complaints and how to get help when they believe illegal discrimination has occurred.
The Listening Tour Series is part of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights 50-year Anniversary Commemoration of 2010. The commission is the state agency charged with enforcing the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and federal civil rights laws that make discrimination illegal.