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Past Newsletters

February 2013

- Seattle Commissions plan work for 2013
- Disparate impact is illegal discrimination in housing: HUD issues new final rule
- Kudos
- Announcements

December 2012

- City employees create "It Gets Better" videos
- Paid Sick & Safe Time Update - PSST Video: Why Seattle Works Well
- Rita Zawaideh, Washington United for Marriage and Jessica Markowitz will receive awards at Seattle Human Rights Day
- Enforcement Update: Case settlements in 2012 total $65,940
- Seattle Women’s Commission salutes Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time
- Hate Crime Forum shines light on dark issue
- Kudos
- Announcements

Issue 23 - August 2012

- Seattle employees to receive new Paid Sick and Safe Time benefit
- Immigrant leaders help educate on fair housing rights
- Human Rights Day: Thursday, December 13 Honoring Heroes
- City welcomes Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
- Car booting program underway
- New factsheets available!
- Announcements

Issue 22 - May 2012
- New City Ordinance: Mothers allowed to breastfeed in public without discrimination
- New Three-Year Plan for the Race and Social Justice Initiative
- US Equal Opportunities Commission issues updated civil rights standards for employers
- EEOC finds discrimination against transgender people to be protected under Title VII.
- SOCR welcomes new staff members Elizabeth Guerra and Thai Nguyen and Intern Eqraa Dubad!

Issue 21 - June 2011
- Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Commission releases preliminary findings from major survey
- Join the City of Seattle at the 2011 Pride Parade - Sunday June 26!
- Retaliation is a form of discrimination
- New HUD guidance on service animals
- Legislative Update: New rule regarding discrimination in WA state public schools
- Deadline is June 30 for 8th graders to apply for Washington's College Bound Scholarship

Issue 20 - November 2010
- We are a proud member of the Race and Social Justice Community Roundtable
- Coming Out Day Celebration at City Hall
- Seattle.gov: City unveils new web site

Issue 19 - May 2010
- RSJI Community Roundtable Update
- Improving competition for women and minority businesses
- Race and Social Justice Summit Brings Together City Employees

Issue 18 - Mar 2010
- Seattle Youth and Families Initiative plans
- Census 2010: Make our communities count!
- New Disability Commission formed
- Enforcement Update: Recent cases of interest - RSJI: 2010 priority for Mayor and City Council
- Kudos Corner

Issue 17 - Nov 2009
- Professor Adrien K. Wing to speak at Human Rights Day
- Understanding the Role of Service Animals
- Enforcement Update: No Child Left on Board (at this marina)
- RSJI Update: The Future of the Race and Social Justice Initiative   - By Glenn Harris, RSJI Manager
- Kudos Corner

Issue 16 - Sep 2009
- New Civil Rights Protections for Mothers' Breastfeeding in Public and Veterans' Military Status
- Enforcement Update: Recent Case Closures
- RSJI Update: Community Roundtable Holds First Meeting
- SOCR Welcomes New Staff and Summer Interns
- Frequently asked questions about H1N1 virus (swine flu)
- Kudos Corner

Issue 15 - Jun 2009
- Celebrate Pride 2009   - 35 Years of Pride in Seattle, 40 years since Stonewall
- Recap of Legislative Session- Civil Rights Legislation
- Enforcement Update: Housing Discrimination in Craigslist Ads
- RSJI Updates: Race and Social Justice Initiative Convenes Community Roundtable

Issue 14 - Apr 2009
- Seattle Office for Civil Rights Celebrates Fair Housing Month through  Workshops for Youth
- Bullies in the Workplace: when does it become illegal discrimination?
- Enforcement Update: Recent Discrimination Case Settlements
- Staff Profile: Introducing Scott Winn
- Kudos Corner

Issue 13 - Feb 2009
- Seattle Office for Civil Rights: Ambitious agenda yields accomplishments in 2008
- City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative: New report assesses progress, charts future action
- Enforcement Update: Settlement results in awards totaling $16,000
- Kudos Corner

Issue 12 - Dec 2008
- Human Rights Day Preview: Ticiang Diangson discusses Dr. Robert Bullard
- 2008 Race Conference
- SOCR launches a new online customer feedback form
- Kudos Corner

Issue 11 - Sep 2008
- 6th Annual Seattle Race Conference
- Title VI - of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Kudos Corner
- Staff Profiles

Issue 10 - Aug 2008
- Changes in the American with Disabilities Act
- Tribute to the Veterans of Fort Lawton Court-Martial: Seattle Honors Soldiers and their Families
- Miami-Dade County seeks Seattle's Assistance on Race and Social Justice
- Kudos Corner
- Staff Profiles

Issue 9 - May 2008
- 40th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
- 2008 Legislative Highlights
- Introducing Glenn Harris, RSJI's new manager
- SOCR Receives New Information Management System
- Kudos Corner
- Staff Profiles

Issue 8 - February 2008
- Origins of Black History Month
- Hate Crimes Ordinance Expanded to Protect Homeless from Attacks
- Enforcement Update: Public Accommodation, Housing, Employment
- New City Council Committees Announced
- Staff Profiles

Issue 7 - November 2007
- Mayor Nickels nominates Julie Nelson to head up Seattle Office for Civil Rights
- Seattle's 12th Annual Human Rights Day Celebration
- Race Conference Brings Together Seattle's Residents
- Staff Profiles

Issue 6 - September 2007
- Paddle To Lummi a Journey for Cultural Survival
- Project Civic Access
- Police Accountability Review Panel
- Join the Heart Walk
- New ADA Resource
- Staff Profiles

Issue 5 - June 2007
- Celebration of Freedom
- New Publication for People with Criminal Records
- New Discrimination Protections for Veterans and Military Personnel
- Staff Profiles

Issue 4 - May 2007
- Recent Changes Relating to the ADA
- Gambini Ruling Clarifies Rights of People with Disabilities
- We've got Your Back: SOCR reaches out to Young People
- Staff Profiles

Issue 3 - March 2007
- Local Activists Receive Human Rights Awards
- Save the Date! October 6, 2007Seattle Womens Summit

Issue 2 - February 2007
- Local Activists Receive Human Rights Awards
- Tim Wise Lecture on Seattle Channel
- New & Updated Publications on our Web site
- SOCR Staff Profiles
- Kudos Corner

Issue 1 - January 2007
- SCSM hosts community forums
- Charging parties receive record settlements
- Case Highlights
- Your Rights: Q & A
- SOCR Staff Profiles
- Fair Housing Poster Rule