Commission on Human Rights
Human Rights Commission presents "Is Equal-Quality Education a Dream, Deferred?"
LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting to rule on discrimination complaints at 9:30 a.m. EST, Thursday, May 15, at the Louisville Urban League, 1535 W Broadway, in Louisville, Ky.
Following the meeting, from 1 to 3 p.m., the commission will present its third Citizens Advocacy Hearing, which will feature a panel discussion called, “Is Equal-Quality Education a Dream, Deferred?” Panelists will lead a discussion on the status of school integration in Kentucky. The public and media are invited to attend these events.
The panel will feature Dr. James Blaine Hudson, dean of the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences, Patricia Todd, executive director for Student Assignment, Health, Safety, and the Gheens Professional Development Academy in Jefferson County, and Sherron Jackson, assistant vice president for Finance and Equal Opportunity at the Council on Postsecondary Education. Moderating will be Dr. Chad Berry, director, Goode professor and coordinator of Appalachian Studies at Berea College.
This is the third in a series of 12 monthly citizen advocacy hearings the commission is presenting. Each will address issues relevant to people belonging to protected classes of the U.S. and Kentucky Civil Rights acts. Panel members will 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.
During its board meeting, the commission is expected to rule on several complaints alleging discrimination based on the protected classes and jurisdictions of state and federal civil rights laws.
Among the complaint rulings, the board is expected to consider four conciliation agreements, which are similar to settlements: one based on race and retaliation in the jurisdiction of employment in Bardstown, Ky., one based on disability in the jurisdiction of public accommodations in Louisville, one based on sex and retaliation in the jurisdiction of employment in Louisville, and one based on race in the jurisdiction of employment in Paducah, Ky.
The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and policies of federal civil rights laws.