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.

Upcoming Community Events

Muslim Communities Town Hall 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The NYC Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), will host a Muslim Communities Virtual Town Hall to address anti-Muslim discrimination, hate crimes, and xenophobic violence in NYC. The panel will feature representatives from Malikah to share bystander intervention resources, the Crime Victims Treatment Center to address mental health support for victims of discrimination, the Office of Hate Crimes Prevention to recommend avenues for reporting, and more. Attend by visiting the CAIR NY Facebook page.

Protections for Military Members & Veterans
Friday, November 13, 2020 | 10:00AM - 12:00 PM

in commemoration of Veterans Day, the NYC Commission on Human Rights and the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services will host a panel discussion to explore protections for military members and veterans. This program will provide comprehensive information and resources to military/uniformed services on the City Human Rights Law as a protected class in employment, housing, and public accommodations; in addition to resources from the Department of Veteran Services. RSVP and attend by clicking here.

Netflix Movie Party
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 6:00PM

The NYC Commission on Human Rights will host a Netflix Movie Party on December 9 at 6pm, and will screen Reversing Roe. Reversing Roe is a 2018 American documentary film which, through interviews, analyzes the abortion laws in the United States and the effects of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case. RSVP by clicking here.

Know Your Obligations and Human Rights Law - Virtual Workshop

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

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