Protection of Rights
We work to protect the rights of all Providence residents through local, state, and federal advocacy, public education, and partnership development to enforce and advance civil rights protections.
A large part of what the Commission does is working to reform internal government processes through collaboration across departments. This can include providing equity and access toolkits, ie on department budgets, including language access materials as well as increasing transparency and accountability across city services.
The Providence Human Relations Commission aims to elevate Providence’s diverse communities through unique cultural programming and community collaborations. The PHRC is hoping to expand this work to include innovative opportunities for community ownership.
Coordinating Boards and Commissions
Our department provides staff support and coordination for the Equal Pay Task Force and the Providence Human Relations Commission
If you would like to get involved or have any questions about what we do, please contact us.