Join the Commission as we hear from community leaders about the human rights issues facing Memphians.
The Tennessee Human Rights Commission will hold Hearings in Spring 2014 in communities across the state. Leaders from community organizations, government, advocacy groups and researchers will bring testimony related to their own areas of expertise. These written and oral testimonies will be included in the forthcoming report, “The State of Human Rights in Tennessee” from the Commission. The final report will include information from those bringing testimony in addition to statistics, trends and information from the Commission’s own work, safeguarding individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education.
9:30 AM: Welcoming Remarks, Beverly L. Watts, Executive Director
9:45 AM: Human Rights Issues Through Commission Complaints, Sabrina Hooper, Deputy Director
10:00 AM: Testimony from Community Leaders, Researchers and Advocates Including (may not appear in this order):
- Mayor AC Wharton, City of Memphis
- Gloria Sweet Love, Tennessee State Conference of NAACP
- Tomeka Hart, Memphis Talent Divided
- June Zeitlin, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
- Tonja Sesley-Baymon, Memphis Urban League
- Deborah Clubb, Memphis Area Women's Council
- Iris Condori, Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
- Monroe Woods, Bolivar/Hardeman Co. NAACP Branch
- Paul Garner, Mid-South Peace & Justice Center
- Marian Bacon & Bobbie Fields, Memphis Center for Independent Living
Parking Information & Directions
Directions: Rhodes College is located at 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112. Please visit Rhodes’ website for directions.
Parking: You can find a copy of the Rhodes College campus map here. To access the Barret Library, please enter campus via the Bailey Lane gate off of University. The guard at the gate will be able to direct you to available parking for the Hearing.
Room 051, the location of the Hearing is on the lower level of the Barret Library (Barret 051)
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Tennessee Human Rights Commission
The Commission is an independent state agency responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Human Rights Act & the Tennessee Disability Act which prohibit discrimination in housing, employment and public accomodation on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, disability, familial status (housing only) and age (40 and over in employment only). The Commission also coordinates the state's compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination by state agencies receiving federal financial assistance.
Our mission is to safeguard individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education.