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Friday, March, 15, 2019

PHRC Statement on Masjid al Noor and Linwood Masjid Tragedy

Our hearts are heavy with the news of a targeted massacre at Masjid al Noor and Linwood Masjid in Christchurch, New Zealand this morning. We thank our local mosques and partners for creating a space to grieve and heal in community, and the Department of Public Safety for proactively working to ensure community spaces are […]

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Tuesday, March, 12, 2019

PHRC Supports H5137, To Be Heard 3/12/19 in House Judiciary

A proud member of the HOMES RI campaign, the Providence Human Relations Commission stands in strong support of House Bill 5137 alongside Mayor Elorza. If passed, the bill would enact protections against source of income discrimination for renters across the State, and would especially serve to protect low-income renters in Providence–the city home to the […]

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Thursday, March, 07, 2019

PHRC Releases 2018 Annual Report

The Providence Human Relations Commission is proud to publish its 2018 Annual Report, pursuant to City Charter art. XI §1103(b)(4). PHRC Annual Report 2018 Impaneled in 1963, the Providence Human Relations Commission works primarily to build community, expanding and protecting residents’ rights to fair housing, education, employment, credit, and public accommodations, free from discrimination. In […]

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Wednesday, January, 02, 2019

PHRC Hosts 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with Mayor’s Office

Please join Mayor Elorza and the Providence Human Relations Commission in celebrating Dr. King’s powerful legacy, by highlighting the work of Providence civic leaders who embody his mission. When: Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7:00pm Where: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor of City Hall – Refreshments will be served – This event is free and open to the […]

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Wednesday, November, 21, 2018

PHRC Hosts Native American Heritage Month Celebration with Mayor’s Office

Please join Mayor Elorza and the Providence Human Relations Commission in recognizing Native American Heritage Month, paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of indigenous communities across the Americas that have shaped the City of Providence into what it is today. When: Monday, November 26, 5:30-7:00pm Where: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor of City Hall […]

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Tuesday, November, 20, 2018

PHRC Hosts City Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony with Mayor’s Office, TGI Network, RI Pride, Youth Pride

Please join Mayor Elorza, TGI Network of Rhode Island, RI Pride, Youth Pride and the Providence Human Relations Commission in recognizing National Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring trans* lives lost to violence and injustice. When: Thursday, November 20, 5:30-7:00pm Where: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor of City Hall – Reception in the Alderman’s Chambers – Refreshments […]

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Friday, November, 09, 2018

Applications Open for the City of Providence Human Relations Commission

The City of Providence is currently looking to engage residents in service through Boards and Commissions, including the Providence Human Relations Commission. Applications are sought on a rolling basis for new members to serve three-year terms on the Providence Human Relations Commission, starting in 2019. The purpose of the Providence Human Relations Commission is two-fold: […]

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