Events Relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Human Rights

Commission staff works with organizations to provide free workshops to educate community members about their rights and obligations under the law.

In light of the current pandemic, the Commission has added new events in communities facing heightened levels of discrimination and harassment as a result of COVID-19 stigma.

Events related to COVID-19 and human rights are listed below. For a schedule of recurring workshops and events we host, visit our events/workshops page. To request a workshop for your organization, please complete our request form.

Upcoming Events

Bystander Intervention Training (in English)

Partner: Boro-Wide Recycling Corp.
August 11, 2021
7:00pm
RSVP Info: RFerng@cchr.nyc.gov

Bystander Intervention Training (in English)
Partner: National LGBT Cancer Network
August 17, 2021
11:00am
RSVP Info: RFerng@cchr.nyc.gov

Bystander Intervention Training (in English)
Partner: Forest Hills Jewish Center, Inter-faith institutions, and Queens Borough President's Office
August 25, 2021
8:15pm
RSVP Info: RFerng@cchr.nyc.gov

Bystander Intervention Training (in Chinese)
August 26, 2021
6:00 pm
Zoom link

Bystander Intervention Training (English)
August 31, 2021
6:00pm
Zoom link

Past Events

Bystander Intervention Training (in Chinese)
Partner: Garden of Hope
August 6, 2021
3:00pm

Bystander Intervention Training (in Chinese)
Partner: Asian Americans for Equality
July 20, 2021
3:00pm

Bystander Intervention Training (in English)
Partner: City Island Rising
July 13, 2021
6:30pm

Human Rights Law 101 Workshop (in Chinese)
July 9, 2021
1:00pm

Know Your Rights Tabling Event (in multi-languages)
Partner: City Harvest
June 17, 2021
9:30am
Location: Astoria Houses Basketball Court, Queens

Bystander Intervention Training (in Mandarin中文/普通話)
Partner: Cancer Center Supportive Services of Mount Sinai
June 15, 2021
2:00pm

Know Your Rights Forum (in Mandarin中文/普通話)
Partner: MOIA and Council Member Dromm
June 9, 2021
6:00pm

Stop Asian Hate/ Bystander Intervention training (in Mandarin中文/普通話 )
Partner: Renaissance Economic Development Corp
June 8, 2021
2:00pm

Bystander Intervention Training (in English)
Partner: DOHMH
June 7, 2021
2:00pm

Know Your Rights Tabling Event (in multi-languages)
Partner: City Harvest
June 5, 2021
9:30am
Location: Tompkins Community Center, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bystander Intervention Training (in English)
Partner: FDR High School
June 3, 2021

Know Your Rights Town Hall (in English)
Partner: Assembly Member Braunstein and Senator John Liu
June 2, 2021
6:00pm

Bystander Intervention Training (in English)
Partner: DOHMH
June 2, 2021
2:00pm

Crime Prevention Webinar (in Korean)
Partner: DFTA and NYPD
May 25, 2021
11:00am

Crime Prevention Webinar (in Chinese)
Partner: DFTA and NYPD
May 18, 2021
11:00am

"Know Your Rights Amid Anti-Asian Hate" Workshop
Partner: Garden of Hope
May 13, 2021
11:00am

Bystander Intervention Training (in Chinese)
Partner: PS 184M PTA
Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 3:00pm

Bystander Intervention Training for Small Businesses (in Chinese)
Partner: Renaissance Economic Development Corp. & NYPD
May 11, 2021
2:00pm

Crime Prevention Webinar (in English)
Partner: DFTA and NYPD
May 11, 2021
11:00am

Upstander Workshop: Responding to Anti-Asian Harassment & Xenophobia (in English)
Partner: CAENY
May 8, 2021
1:00pm

Korean Language Bystander Intervention Training
한국어로 진행하는 방관자 개입 훈련
Partners: Queens Borough President Richards’ office, Council Member Koo,Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, and Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York
May 5, 2021
5:30pm

Stop AAPI Hate Town Hall (in English)
Partner: Council Member Powers, OPHC, NYPD, New York County DA, and The Korean-American Association of Greater New York
May 3, 2021
6:00pm

Know Your Rights Amid Anti-Asian Hate (workshop; in Chinese)
Partner: New York Golden Eagle Senior Center
May 3, 2021
11:00am

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
普通話目擊者助義訓練課程
Partners: Queens Borough President Richards’ office, Council Member Koo, Asian American Federation and Asian Americans for Equality.
April 27, 2021
5:30pm

Stop Hate & End Violence Against AAPI Communities
Partner: Queens Public Library
April 26, 2021
5:00pm

Bystander Intervention Training (in Chinese Mandarin & Cantonese)
Partner: New York Chinese Alliance Church
April 24, 2021
2:00pm

Thriving Despite Anti-Asian Hate (in Chinese Mandarin)
Partners: Chinese-American Family Alliance For Mental Health and Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
April 23, 2021
2:00pm

Know Your Rights Amid COVID Anti-Asian Stigma (in Korean)
Partners: Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, The Korean Presbyterian Church of Bayside and Asian American Resource and Information Network
April 22, 2021, 7:00pm

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training for District 38
普通話目擊者助義訓練課程
Partners: CAENY, Council Member Menchaca, Congresswoman Velasquez, Senator Myrie and Assemblymember Mitaynes, Chinese-American Planning Council and Academy of Medical & Public Health Services
Wednesday, April 22, 2021
5:30pm

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training for District 38
普通話目擊者助義訓練課程
Partners: CAENY, Council Member Menchaca, Congresswoman Velasquez, Senator Myrie and Assemblymember Mitaynes, Chinese-American Planning Council and Academy of Medical & Public Health Services
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
2:00pm

Anti-Asian Hate Crime Townhall
In English with simultaneously interpretation in Chinese, Korean and Tagalog
Partners: Queens Borough President Richards’ office, Queens District Attorney Katz and other City agencies
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
6:00pm

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
普通話目擊者助義訓練課程
Partner: Chinese American Nail Salon Association
Monday, April 19, 2021

The Right to Be Safe
An Upstander & Self-Defense response to Anti-Asian Violence
Center for Anti-Violence Education
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Love Not Hate Webinar
In Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese
Partner: New York Chinese Alliance Church
Saturday, April 17, 2021

English Language Bystander Intervention Training
Queens Public Library
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Cantonese Language Bystander Intervention Training
廣東話目擊者助義訓練課程
Queens Public Library
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Korean Language Bystander Intervention Training
한국어로 진행하는 방관자 개입 훈련
Queens Public Library
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
普通話目擊者助義訓練課程
Empowerment of Asian Americans
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
普通話目擊者助義訓練課程
NY Laundromat Business Association
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Anti-Asian Stigma Webinar
Chinese American Medical Society
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Fostering Community Conversation to Stop AAPI Hate
Rotary Club
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Bystander Intervention Training
United Nations International School and United Nations
Friday, March 19, 2021

Bystander Intervention Training
United Nations International School and United Nations
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Chinese American Independent Practice Association
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Chinese-American Planning Council
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
3:00 PM

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Parent-Child Relations
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
New York Community League
Saturday, March 13, 2021

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Xincon community
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Glow Community Center
Monday, February 22, 2021

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
New York's Chinese Facebook Group
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
New York's Chinese Facebook Group
Sunday, October 18, 2020

#FIGHTCOVID19 Youth Webinar
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
4:30pm
NYC Commission on Human Rights, NYC’s Test & Trace Corps, and community partners hosted a youth and families focused webinar. Young people, parents, and youth service providers were encouraged to attend as this webinar spoke to the City's efforts on tracing and testing for COVID, back to school monitoring, combating COVID related stigma, and other related issues impacting families with children at this time.

North Bronx Forum: COVID-19 Related Resources
Thursday, August 20, 2020
1:00-3:00pm

NYC Town Hall for Nepali Speaking Communities: A Discussion on Immigrant and Worker Rights, Anti Discrimination, and More with Nepali Interpretation
Friday, August 21, 2020
6:30-8:00pm

Inwood Community Forum: A Discussion about COVID-19 Related Resources for Residents in Upper Manhattan and Adjacent Areas
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
6:00-7:30pm

Korean Language Bystander Intervention Training
MinKwon Center for Community Action
Monday, August 3, 2020

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Thursday, July 23, 2020
1:00pm

Korean Language Bystander Intervention Training
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
1:00 PM

COVID-19 Queens Regional Forum
Thursday, July 9, 2020
6:00 PM

COVID-19 Central Bronx Forum
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
3:30 PM

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn
Monday, June 22, 2020

Community Forum (Foro Comunitario)
Thursday, June 18, 2020 (Jueves, 18 de Junio, 2020)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Use this link to attend Foro Comunitario

Japanese Language Bias Incidents & Hate Crimes Reporting Town Hall
Thursday, June 18, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Use this link to attend the Japanese town hall

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Chinese American Planning Council
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Garden of Hope
Monday, June 8, 2020

Bystander Intervention Training
Brooklyn Technical High School
Thursday, June 4, 2020

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Brooklyn Technical High School
Thursday, June 4, 2020

Tagalog Language Bias Incidents & Hate Crimes Reporting Town Hall
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 3:00pm
Use this link to attend the Tagalog town hall

Bystander Intervention Training for the African Diaspora
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
3:00pm

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
To register for any of the above three events, please email gyang@cchr.nyc.gov.

Korean Language Bias Incidents & Hate Crimes Reporting Town Hall
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Use this link to attend the Korean town hall

Foro Virtual Con Oficiales De La Ciudad De Nueva York
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
View Foro Virtual Con Oficiales De La Ciudad De Nueva York

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 10:00am

Staten Island COVID-19 Know Your Rights Interagency Virtual Town Hall
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 5:00pm

Mandarin Language Bias Incidents & Hate Crimes Reporting Town Hall
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:00pm

Bias Incidents & Hate Crimes Reporting Town Hall
Tuesday, April 30, 2020 - 3:00pm
View full recording of Bias Incidents & Hate Crimes Town Hall

Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 3:00pm

African Diaspora Responding to Discrimination During COVID-19 Outbreak Town Hall
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Univision Digital Town Hall
Friday, April 17, 2020
Click here to view Univision Digial Town Hall

COVID-19 Response Virtual Townhall, With State Senator Ramos
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Click here to view a full recording of the Townhall

Know Your Rights: Virtual Townhall for Workers
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Click here to view a full recording of the Townhall

Chinatown Community Forum
March 9, 2020
49 Madison Street, NY, NY 10038

Sunset Park Community Forum
March 11,2020
4101 8th Avenue, 5th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Bystander Intervention Training: Responding to COVID-19 Scapegoating and Hate
March 30, 2020
Online: 12 noon and 4 PM
Eventbrite Link: https://covid19nycbystandertraining.eventbrite.com

Bystander Intervention Training: Responding to COVID-19 Scapegoating and Hate
March 31, 2020
Online: 12 noon and 4 PM
Eventbrite Link: https://covid19nycbystandertraining.eventbrite.com