We envision the Commission as a dynamic leader in the pursuit of social justice.
To this end, the Commission will
Collaborate with public, private, and non-profit organizations
Conduct efficient and effective enforcement
Conduct education and outreach
Provide an authoritative voice with respect to civil rights
We envision a society where
People treat each other with dignity and respect
Communities promote equality, fairness, understanding and acceptance of all
Citizens act effectively to end discrimination.
We Pursue Our Mission By
Provide community educational forums to raise awareness about human rights and to educate residents about bias and hate crimes.
Work with municipal departments, boards and commissions as well as city businesses, agencies and organizations to increase compliance with local state and federal laws and raise the level of awareness and sensitivity to human and civil rights issues.
Providing information and referrals
Advancing effective human rights public policies
Advocate for the human and civil rights of ALL residents of the City.
Respond to complaints of human rights violations.
Improve police/community relations.
IN AN AVERAGE YEAR, OVER 10,300 HATE CRIMES INVOLVE A FIREARM—MORE THAN 28 EACH DAY.
Of all hate crimes committed in 2017 were motivated by hatred over race or religion.
IN 2018, THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER TRACKED 1,020 HATE GROUPS ACROSS THE U.S.
IN NY STATE THEY TRACKED 47