2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of enslaved Africans brought by the British to the US. The Commission will commemorate this historical milestone and convene community members and advocates for an action-oriented conversation that looks back at our city’s history of slavery and at current efforts to challenge anti-Black racism; Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:30PM; RSVP HERE.
The NYC Commission on Human Rights has issued new legal enforcement guidance affirming protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of someone’s actual or perceived immigration status and national origin.
The Commission released it's Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report detailing its enforcement, community outreach, and policy efforts. During this fiscal year, through Decisions & Orders, conciliatons, mediated settlements, and withdrawals with benefits obtained $6,094,313 in compensatory damages and civil penalties—the highest in Commission history. Read the full Report