CHRO ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SENATOR ED GOMES

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities joins the city of Bridgeport and the state of Connecticut in mourning the loss of former State Senator Edwin Gomes.   Senator Gomes dedicated his career to fighting for workers and the disadvantaged in Connecticut. The CHRO was proud to work with Senator Gomes on many of these issues during his long … More CHRO ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SENATOR ED GOMES

Unequal Treatment: Covid-19 and Race, Color, National Origin, and Disability Discrimination Webinar

By Matthew Chlastawa On Wednesday, October 28th I had the privilege of attending one of the ongoing housing webinars hosted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (also known as HUD). The webinar was titled: Unequal Treatment: Covid-19 and Race, Color, National Origin, and Disability Discrimination … More Unequal Treatment: Covid-19 and Race, Color, National Origin, and Disability Discrimination Webinar

LIVING PEACEFULLY IN THE ERA OF COVID-19 IN PUBLIC HOUSING

Kayla Anthony and Natalie Casanova COVID-19 has brought unique and extraneous situations that impact all aspects of living, including housing. Housing is a critical resource that has faced unique repercussions due to the virus. However, Connecticut has resources for those who feel in danger of losing their homes, are having difficulty finding housing or facing … More LIVING PEACEFULLY IN THE ERA OF COVID-19 IN PUBLIC HOUSING

IAOHRA Hosts “Fair Housing Matters” Webinar

The International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) held its conference on Fair Housing Matters: The Challenges of Housing Access in a Racially Divided Nation During COVID-19 on August 13, 2020. The conference, held through Zoom, discussed current challenges that communities are experiencing due to COVID-19; best practices while working remotely; and the discriminatory … More IAOHRA Hosts “Fair Housing Matters” Webinar

COMMISSION CELEBRATES DECISION OF US SUPREME COURT REGARDING TITLE VII

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities applauds today’s decision from the United States Supreme Court, recognizing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. For the LGBT+ community, the month of June is a celebration of Pride, commemorating a decades-long struggle … More COMMISSION CELEBRATES DECISION OF US SUPREME COURT REGARDING TITLE VII

AFFIRMING CONNECTICUT PROTECTIONS FOR GENDER IDENTITY

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities condemns the repeated assaults on the rights of transgender youth. Last week, the United States Department of Education issued a preliminary finding, in which it asserted that it is a violation of Title IX for students to participate in athletics consistently with their gender identity. This was merely … More AFFIRMING CONNECTICUT PROTECTIONS FOR GENDER IDENTITY

The truth about racial disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic

The first half of 2020 has laid bare the stark realities of modern day racial disparities and inequities in our society. The COVID-19  global pandemic has had a debilitating effect on many communities across our nation but has hit America’s poor and black and brown communities at a disproportionately alarming rate. The country has been … More The truth about racial disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic