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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
3/15/2011  2:20:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michael Jerrett, Councilmember Harrells, 206-684-8804
Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Bruce Harrell


Prohibiting discrimination against people with criminal records
Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell to moderate community forum


Seattle Many people with arrest and conviction records have a hard time finding work or a place to live. Should Seattles anti-discrimination ordinance include protections for people who have served their time when the crime poses no threat to the safety of others? Could a change in law decrease the difficulties faced by people with arrest and conviction records? Can we end discrimination against people whose past record does not relate to their tenancy or employment? These questions and more will be discussed at Wednesdays community forum.

WHAT:
Community Forum:
Prohibiting Discrimination against People with Arrest and Conviction Records

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 16, 6 8 p.m.

WHERE:
Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue, First Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

WHO:
Moderated by Councilmember Bruce Harrell and
Seattle Human Rights Commissioner Mike Peters

    Speakers:

    • Julie Nelson, Director Seattle Office for Civil Rights
    • Mike Sanford, Assistant Chief Seattle Police Department

    Panelists:

    • Merf Ehman, Columbia Legal Services
    • Tim Seth, Washington State Landlords Association
    • KC Young, Sojourner Place Transitional Housing
    • Bill Austin, EPIC Asset Management
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