Post Tagged with: "NYC Commission on Human Rights"

Latinas express their opinions about discriminatory comments on hair. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

While Supporting Hair Discrimination Ban, Latinos Reveal ‘Bad Hair’ Issues

Human rights, Latino February 20, 2019 at 5:04 pm

El Diario La Prensa found widespread support among Hispanic New Yorkers for the NYC Commission On Human Rights ban on hair and hairstyle-based discrimination, but some find it unnecessary.

Daniela Contreras is a workplace harassment victim. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New Anti-Harassment Unit Targets Employers Abusing Immigrants

Immigration, Labor, New York February 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm

The new, Gender-Based Anti-Harassment Unit of the NYC Commission on Human Rights is fighting sexual abuse cases and providing much-needed help for immigrant domestic workers, El Diario La Prensa reports.

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Human rights October 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm

In response to the climate of discrimination against immigrants, the city in partnership with several community and media organizations hosts a forum on human rights called “Speak Spanish, this is America!” Oct. 12 at Brooklyn’s P.S. 24, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Auru Cruz and Victor Sánchez, two of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NYPD, claim discrimination on the part of police officers. (Photo via El Diario)

MRNY Joins Complaint against NYPD over Lack of Interpreters

Human rights, Immigration, New York, Police, Queens August 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York joined a one-year-old complaint against the NYPD for discrimination and failing to provide interpretation services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In NYC, Trying to Get Victims to Report Discrimination

In NYC, Trying to Get Victims to Report Discrimination

Jewish, Muslim, New York June 19, 2018 at 7:40 pm

The NYC Commission on Human Rights released a study documenting bias, harassment, discrimination and acts of hate against Muslim, Arab, South Asian, Jewish and Sikh New Yorkers – and suggested recommendations for getting more victims to report incidents.

NYC Commission on Human Rights Specialist Abraham Tejeda leading a workshop. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics

Lending a ‘Legal Hand’ Against Discrimination

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Kings County Politics covers legal workshops on housing offered by the volunteer organization Legal Hand.

From left to right: Mark Chambers, director at the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Jacques Jiha, commissioner of the Department of Finance, Gregg Bishop, commissioner of Small Business Services, Brooklyn state Sen. Roxanne Persaud, and moderator Brittny Saunders, deputy commissioner for strategic initiatives at the Human Rights Commission. (Photo via Caribbean Life)

Caribbean City Officials on the Immigrant Experience

Caribbean, Government September 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

NYC officials of Afro-Caribbean descent spoke at Medgar Evers College on the challenges they faced as immigrants, as well as the importance of education and speaking out, reports Caribbean Life.

Ana Ruiz, from Guatemala, suffered discrimination at her workplace due to her national origin. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario)

Workplace Discrimination Complaints on the Rise in New York

Central American, Immigration, Labor, Mexican September 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The case of a Guatemalan worker discriminated against by Mexicans highlights a 60 percent increase in labor complaints in New York over mistreatment based on race, religion and gender, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘Bare it All,’ New LGBTQ Health Campaign

‘Bare it All,’ New LGBTQ Health Campaign

Health, LGBTQ, New York June 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm

A new city campaign, “Bare it All,” urges members of the LGBTQ community to tell their health care providers details about their health, while reminding them of the right to respectful care.

New York City Commissioner on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis in her office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Three-Day Hotline to Inform Trump-Wary Immigrants on Their Rights

Government, Immigration, New York December 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm

El Diario, other Hispanic media and pro-immigrant groups are partnering with the New York City Commission on Human Rights to offer an information hotline for three days for immigrants who want to know about how the Trump administration will affect them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Chair and commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis at a Q&A on Nov. 12 organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with Errol Louis, host of Inside City Hall on NY1 and director of Urban Reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Lotus Chau, Chief reporter of Sing Tao Daily (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Malalis on Ensuring Human Rights in NYC

Government, New York November 20, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Carmelyn P. Malalis, chair and commissioner of the NYC Commission on Human Rights, addressed members of the community and ethnic media at a Q&A “Newsmakers” event on Nov. 12 organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Sander’s Bakery on Lee Avenue, the heart of the Williamsburg Hasidic community. Sander’s is one of seven stores whose mandatory dress codes were challenged by the city Human Rights Commission. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

City Drops Suit Against Brooklyn’s Hasidic Stores

Brooklyn, Business, Jewish, Religion January 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

The New York City Human Rights Commission (HRC) has dropped a lawsuit against seven Hasidic stores in Brooklyn that posted a dress code for shoppers after a judge ruled in favor of the businesses, reports The Brooklyn Eagle.

Seven Hasidic stores on Lee Avenue in Williamsburg have been charged with discrimination for signs requesting customers dress in modest clothing. (Photo by Paul McGeiver, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Hasidic Stores Charged with Discrimination

Brooklyn, Government, Religion April 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

The New York City Commission on Human Rights filed charges against several Satmar hasidic stores owners in Brooklyn for going too far in their requests for customers to wear modest clothing, reports The Jewish Week.