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Wednesday, August, 19, 2020

HRC and AAAG Police Advisory Subgroup

Human Relations Commission and African American Advisory Group Police Advisory Subgroup Upcoming Public Community Meetings (1) Community Conversation Regarding Student Resource Officers Join the Providence Human Relations Commission and the African American Advisory Group Police Advisory Subgroup for a community meeting to discuss student resource officers (SROs) in Providence Public Schools. We would like to […]

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Wednesday, August, 19, 2020

Human Relations Commission and Providence City Staff Host Discussion Regarding the Providence Budget

Discussion Regarding the Providence Budget (1 of 2) Join the Providence Human Relations Commission and Providence city staff to understand where the budget process currently stands and learn how to advocate for priorities in the budget process. The presentation will include a facilitated discussion on expanding avenues for advocacy during the budget process. Attendees will […]

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Thursday, June, 18, 2020

PHRC Rejects City’s Lack of Accountability in Addressing Violence Against Black Communities

Anti-Racism Committee to Work with Community to Reverse Harm (PROVIDENCE, RI) – On Thursday, June 18th, the Providence Human Relations Commission (PHRC) will be hosting the first of ongoing Anti-Racism Committee Hearings starting at 5pm on Zoom. The Committee was formed in response to heightened awareness of the systemic violence against the black community and […]

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Monday, April, 27, 2020

Our sincerest condolences

The Providence Human Relations Commissions extends it’s sincerest condolences to the friends, family, and community of Commissioner John Gaffney, who passed away on April 12th, 2020. His fellow Commissioners knew Commissioner Gaffney as a true warrior for equality and equity in the City of Providence, whose deep historical knowledge, passion, and leadership on the commission […]

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Monday, December, 09, 2019

PHRC Hosts 17th 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 30, 5:30-7:00 pm Where: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor of City Hall Download and Print the Invitation For more information, please contact Deputy Chief of […]

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Monday, December, 09, 2019

City Accepting Nominations for Seventeenth Annual MLK Hall of Fame Awards

December 9. 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City of Providence is accepting nominations for its seventeenth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Held annually in January, the award is a powerful reminder of Dr. King’s legacy and the ways Dr. King’s vision […]

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Monday, August, 05, 2019

PHRC Releases Language Access Toolkit

As part of its chartered mission to protect the civil rights of all members of the Providence community, and ensure equitable access to city services, the Providence Human Relations Commission (PHRC) has worked diligently to build language capacity across the City of Providence. Throughout the last year, the PHRC has surveyed departments’ needs and assets, […]

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Friday, July, 12, 2019

PHRC Wraps Up First Legislative Session

In line with the Commission’s chartered functions to protect and expand constituents’ rights to fair housing, financial inclusion, credit, education and employment free from discrimination, the Providence Human Relations Commission has been proud to advocate for a number of bills heard by the Rhode Island General Assembly this year, aimed at expanding the civil, economic, […]

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Wednesday, July, 10, 2019

PHRC Hosts Pan-African Heritage Celebration with Mayor’s Office, City Council & Oasis International

On July 25th, 2019, Mayor Elorza, the Providence City Council, the Providence Human Relations Commission, and Oasis International will host a ceremony and reception honoring the rich culture, contributions, and legacy of African immigrant communities living and thriving in Providence. When: Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 5:30-7:00pm Where: Aldermens Chambers, 3rd Floor of City Hall […]

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Friday, June, 28, 2019

PHRC Commemorates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, Works to Advance LGBTQIA+ Protections

Today, June 28th, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots of 1969, an intersectional uprising of diverse queer and transgender people against state suppression. June has been celebrated as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month ever since. The Providence Human Relations Commission takes this moment to honor and celebrate the diversity, beauty and resilience of […]

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