> 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 the development of prevention policies,
education, resource, referrals, and advocacy.
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Congratulations to our 2018 Linda Gabriel Award winners:
Individual: Durrell Green
Youth: Zachary Darner
Organization: Partnering for Youth Achievement
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.
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.
November - Special work session for conference planning, held at Olympic College Bremer Center
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.
Kitsap County Council for Human Rights
For more information, contact Rebecca Pirtle at (360) 337-4650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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