Man standing on stage speaking with empty seats and microphones in the background, and a branded NYC Human Rights backdrop that reads “I Should Have The Right… | You Do Have The Right.” Community Relations Bureau Deputy Commissioner Franck Joseph speaking at Commission event “Race, Community, and Human Rights in Bed-Stuy: A Dynamic Conversation on Race, Displacement, and Economic Justice," June 2017 (Photo credit: Adrienne Nicole Productions).

The NYC Commission on Human Rights combats discrimination and fights to ensure that everyone can live in, work in, or visit New York City free from discrimination and harassment. The Commission regularly hosts and participates in events in all five boroughs of New York City.

Among our monthly events, our staff works with organizations to provide free workshops to educate staff and community members about their rights and obligations under the law.  The workshops are offered regularly, per our schedule below, or on-demand.  Check out our full list of workshops.  You may request a workshop for your organization.  If you would like to schedule a meeting or workshop at your office, please call one of our Community Service Centers or dial 311 and ask for Human Rights.

COVID-19 updates:

1. Due to the current pandemic, Commission workshops below are being offered virtually.
2. The Commission has added new events in communities facing heightened levels of discrimination and harassment as a result of COVID-19 stigma. View a list of the Commission's COVID-19 Events.

Know Your Obligations and Human Rights Law - Virtual Workshop

Please RSVP to, and we will provide you with registration link.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:00am

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2:00pm

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 10:00am

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:30am (Spanish)

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:00pm

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:00am

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:00pm

Monday, October 19 , 2020 at 6:00pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10:00am

Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00am

Wednesday, October 28 at 11:30am (Spanish)

November 4, 2020 at 10:00am

November 4, 2020 at 11:30am (Spanish)

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 1:00pm

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 2:00pm

Wednesday, November 25 at 10:00am

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 10:00am

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 4:00pm

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 10:00am

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 11:30am (Spanish)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 2:00pm