We envision the Commission as a dynamic leader in the pursuit of social justice.

 
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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.

 

 
 
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We Pursue Our Mission By

 

  • Conciliation/Mediating disputes

  • 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.

80% 

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




 
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