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Friday, November, 18, 2022

City of Providence Opens Nominations for Twentieth Annual MLK Hall of Fame Awards

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy through the Work of Providence Civic Leaders Friday, November 18, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the City of Providence is now accepting nominations for its twentieth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This award and ceremony are powerful reminders of […]

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Friday, February, 25, 2022

City of Providence Launches “Community Academy” Civic Education Program

City accepting applications for pilot program that will familiarize residents with City services Friday, February 25, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and members of the African American Ambassadors Education Reform Subgroup today announced applications are now being accepted to participate in Providence Community Academy, a new civic education pilot program that will familiarize […]

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Thursday, January, 13, 2022

HRC Statement on legacy of Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

Thank you, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott for everything. The Providence Human Relations Commission would like to commend Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, a 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame Inductee, for her incredible commitment and effort since 2015 to make changes in the public health sphere that will reverberate for years to come. Dr. […]

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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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