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Seattle Human Rights Commission Seeks New Members

May 4, 2012

The Seattle Human Rights Commission

Wants YOU!

The Seattle Human Rights Commission is a sixteen member Commission that advises the Mayor, City Council and city departments on human rights and social justice issues affecting all residents of Seattle.

The Commission is currently seeking five energetic, passionate,
and dedicated individuals to serve as Commissioners!

The Commission is particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in human rights, education, law, public policy, and advocacy.

What are Commissioners’ responsibilities?

Stay informed about current issues, legislative activities, and laws that affect human and civil rights of the various residents and communities in Seattle;

Provide information to the Mayor, Seattle City Council, and City departments about important human rights and social justice issues;

Assist the Office for Civil Rights address civil rights concern by analyzing discrimination complaints as part of an appeals panel;

Recommend Citywide policies affecting the human and civil rights of the residents of Seattle, and recommend legislation to implement those policies.

Are there time commitments?

Yes! Commissioners must be able to devote up 10-15 hours per month to Commission work, including monthly Commission meetings.


Contact Felicia Yearwood: felicia.yearwood or 206-684-4537

Applicants are encouraged to attend a Human Rights Commission meeting to see how the Commission works and to meet the Commissioners. Meetings are open to the public and are held the first Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at:

Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue
Boards and Commissions Conference Room L280
Seattle, WA 98104

SHRC Recruitment flyer.pdf

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