Kitsap County Council for Human Rights

Mission

  > To advise county government and Kitsap County residents on issues related to discrimination, violence and harassment based on race or national origin, religion, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status, and

  > To promote equitable treatment of all citizens and reduce prejudice through education, resource referrals and advocacy.

 

Announcements    

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2019 Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights - and special gratitude to the volunteers that serve on the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights and organize the conference, and to the presenters, sponsors and staff at Olympic College!



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Linda Gabriel / Wall of Fame Award Recipients

The Linda Gabriel Awards (formerly known as the Wall of Fame Awards) are presented each year at the annual Conference for Human Rights to recognize youth, adults, organizations and lifetime achievements  in our community that have made significant contributions to human rights efforts in Kitsap County. Linda Gabriel, who passed away in 2014, was a founder of the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights in the late 1980s.

For a complete list of recipients, please click here.

Congratulations to our 2019 Linda Gabriel Award winners:

Individual: Reverend Richmond Johnson

Organization: Coffee Oasis

Organization: Scarlet Road

Youth: Katie Bagge

Organization: Partnering for Youth Achievement

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Meetings

​The Council usually meets the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Rose Room of Harrison Medical Center, 1800 NW Myhre, Silverdale.


​2020 Work Plan

Council for Human Rights 2020 Work Plan

​2020 Agendas / Minutes

​January 12   Retreat (held at Eagle's Nest, Kitsap County Fairgrounds)
February 18

​2019 Agendas / Minutes

January 12
February 19
March 19
April 16
May 21
​June 18
July 16
August 20
September 16
​October 15
​November 19
December 17

Members

​Representative

​Position

​Term Ending

Maria Fergus​District 112/31/21
​Amanda Gardner​District 1​12/31/20
James Cash​District 1​12/31/21
​Maureen Olson​District 112/31/21
​Judy Arbogast​District 2​12/31/20
Carolyn La Jeunesse​District 2​12/31/21
Janae Jenkins
​District 2
​12/31/22
​Airen Lydick​District 2​12/31/20
Stephanie Sayo
​District 3
​12/31/22
​Mollie Moisan​District 3​12/31/21
Zana Gearllach
​District 3​12/31/22
VACANT
​District 3​12/31/22
Brenda Calderon
​At-Large
12/31/22
​Marcie Mathis​At-Large​12/31/21
Susie Beil
​At-Large12/31/22

 Resources

Discrimination Complaints

The Kitsap County Council for Human Rights principal role is educational. It has no authority to investigate and make findings in a discrimination case. To file a discrimination complaint, contact the Washington State Human Rights Commission at www.hum.wa.gov

Rental Complaints

To file a complaint related to housing, including rentals, contact the Fair Housing Center of Washington at https://www.hum.wa.gov/fair-housing

International Human Rights

Contact the United Nations Human Rights Council at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/Home.aspx.

 

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CONTACT US

For more information, contact Rebecca Pirtle at (360) 337-4650 or rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us.


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