As part of Disability Pride Month, the NYC Commission on Human Rights and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities will launch new legal guidance on protections for people with disabilities. A presentation and workshop on the new guidance will be held on July 24, 2018, at DC 37 in Lower Manhattan. More Info and RSVP.
The Commission released a report summarizing the findings of a survey of 3,105 Muslim, Arab, South Asian, Jewish, and Sikh New Yorkers about their experiences of hate, harassment, and discrimination from July 2016 to late 2017 (i.e. the months leading up to, and after, the 2016 election).
Check out the Commission's new LGBTQ resource page, with resources and information to reaffirm the rights of LGBTQ New Yorkers under the Law and make sure they know how to get help if they are being harassed or discriminated against.
Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis issued a statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal travel ban on Muslims. The Commissioner affirmed that, in NYC, no one has permission to discriminate against Muslims or any other faith. Read full statement.
As part of the Commission's campaign to ensure that New Yorkers understand how we protect them against sexual harassment, we have rolled out a new short film inspired by a letter the Commission received detailing the impact of sexual harassment on a family.