Do you feel you have experienced discrimination in housing, employment, places of public accommodations or from a state agency receiving federal financial assistance? File a complaint of discrimination with the Commission.
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The Commission is set to release the Report on the State of Human Rights in Tennessee in September 2014.
The Tennessee Human Rights Commission held Hearings in Spring 2014 in communities across the state. Leaders from community organizations, government, advocacy groups and researchers brought testimony related to their own areas of expertise. These written and oral testimonies will be included in the forthcoming report, "The State of Human Rights in Tennessee" from the Commission. The final report will include information from those bringing testimony in addition to statistics, trends and information from the Commission's own work, safeguarding individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education.
January 28, 2014 - Memphis Hearing - Rhodes College, Barret Library Room 051 - View Footage
February 24, 2014 - Chattanooga Hearing - UTC Campus, University Center - View Footage
March 25, 2014 - Knoxville Hearing - UT Extension Campus - View Footage
May 12, 2014 - Nashville Hearing - Downtown Public Library - View Footage
$1000 Prize for Youth Leaders in Race Relations - Nominations Due January 31, 2015
If you know a great high school student who is a leader in race relations in Memphis or Middle TN, please support them to apply for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. The focus of the prize is to promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of differing races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations program is sponsored by Princeton University through local alumni associations in Nashville and Memphis.
Check out http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/ for nomination forms and more details. Applications, including a statement from the candidate and a supporter, are due January 31, 2015.
Commissioner Patricia Pierce at the 100 Commemorative Suffrage March
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