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    Following concerns from advocacy groups on drug testing practices that disproportionately target Black and Latinx parents and infants, the Commission initiated an investigation into the hospitals’ policies and practices to assess whether there is discriminatory racial bias against Black and Latinx families.

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    Public Artist in Residence Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya and the Commission launch
    "I Still Believe in Our City," a public awareness initiative celebrating the beauty and resilience of Asian and Pacific Islanders and Black communities in the face of racial injustice, xenophobia, and COVID-19-related discrimination.

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    Young people have been using art to address social justice issues, especially in this time of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Commission invited young people ages 13-18 to submit artworks that explore social issues in their communities. View the virtual art exhibit and see what they had to say.

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Important Office Update

    Beginning March 16, 2020, the Commission’s offices in Manhattan and all of our borough Community Service Centers are closed and staff are working remotely. Staff are working diligently to transition all existing appointments to be conducted over the phone or through video conference. To schedule any new appointments, please contact 311 and ask for the Commission on Human Rights.

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