> 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.
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.
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
The June 16 Council for Human Rights meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held remotely via Zoom at:
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 857 2891 8460 Password: 516661
Those wishing to submit public comment should email email@example.com. Comments received before 5 p.m. June 16 will be shared with the council prior to the meeting.
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.
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.
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.
For more information, contact Rebecca Pirtle at (360) 337-4650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(Be sure to check the box for Council for Human Rights News and Events under the Board of County Commissioners topics.)
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