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Tennessee Human Rights Commission to hold community forum to hear local issues

 

Nashville –  The Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) will host a listening session in Clarksville, Tennessee. The board of commissioners will take this opportunity to hear all relevant concerns of the citizens in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area. This public meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at the Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (H.O.P.E.) offices at 102-A Strawberry Alley in Clarksville.

The Commission’s purpose is to identify, prevent and eliminate discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations through the receipt, investigation, and litigation of allegations of discrimination throughout the state of Tennessee. We are charged with the responsibility of verifying that all state governmental entities comply with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 pursuant to the State of Tennessee Public Acts, 2009 Public Chapter No. 437. We seek to safeguard citizens from discrimination by providing leadership and developing community-based education and outreach to promote an understanding of our work. Our responsibilities include encouraging, promoting and developing fair and equal treatment and opportunity for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and disability.

Anyone who believes he or she has been discriminated against can file a complaint by calling THRC at 800-251-3589 or visiting a THRC office. More information is available at our website, www.tennessee.gov/humanrights.

For more details about the listening session please contact Bobbie Porter of THRC at 615-253-1608.


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