Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will hold special meeting
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, June 16, at 3 p.m. (EDT). The meeting will take place at the commission headquarters in downtown Louisville in the Heyburn Building, 332 W. Broadway, Second Floor Conference Room. The agenda topic will be "strategic planning and development," which will cover possible updates to internal policies and procedures of the agency and board. The commission meeting is open and the public is invited to attend.
The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, which bans discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and financial transactions. People are protected from discrimination based on their race, gender, disability, color, religion, national origin, family status in housing, and age 40 and over and tobacco smoking status in employment.
The Kentucky Human Rights Commission celebrated its 50th anniversary on March 21. Throughout 2010, the commission is producing a variety of education and outreach projects to raise Kentuckians’ awareness of civil rights and equal opportunity. The October 13 through 16 Kentucky Commission on Human Rights 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Conference will feature panels and discussions on several issues. The conference will include inductions into the 2010 Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. For information on how to nominate an individual to the Hall of Fame, visit the commission website at www.kchr.ky.gov. The nomination deadline has been extended to June 30.