Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is excited to announce the celebration of its 75th Anniversary.  In honor of the occasion, the Commission will be hosting a series of events from Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25, 2018 that highlight how far civil rights have come in Connecticut and how much further we … More Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary

CHRO to Honor Civil Rights Leaders and Legends

“We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream,” -Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1943, the State of Connecticut took initiative to help realize Dr. King’s dream and created the first governmental civil rights agency in the nation, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Historically, the … More CHRO to Honor Civil Rights Leaders and Legends

Last Week Tonight Covers Sexual Harassment

Last night, the hit comedy news show Last Week Tonight hosted by John Oliver dedicated the majority of its air time to sexual harassment in the work place. The segment discussed the continued pervasiveness of sexual harassment across the country. Oliver explored the complaint process available with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, our federal counterpart. … More Last Week Tonight Covers Sexual Harassment

The Civil Rights of Transgender Athletes competing in Connecticut Public Schools

In recent weeks, national attention has pivoted towards Connecticut after parents of student athletes began two separate petitions to change the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) bylaws regulating the participation of transgender athletes in high school athletics. Claiming that transgender athletes have an unfair biological advantage, the petitions want the rules to require transgender athletes … More The Civil Rights of Transgender Athletes competing in Connecticut Public Schools

Come join us at our Summer Symposium!

We are excited to announce that we have finalized our list of speakers for our upcoming Summer Symposium: Mental Health in Connecticut Prisons. Our speakers are Alden Woodcock and Santos Colon from EMERGE Connecticut, Dr. Craig Burns and Commissioner Scott Semple from the Connecticut Department of Correction, Staci Peete from Norwalk Community Care, Dan Barrett … More Come join us at our Summer Symposium!

CONNECTICUT PROTECTS JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS WITH “BAD PAPER”

Today, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) announced new guidance to ensure that all veterans receive equal treatment when seeking employment opportunities. Currently, some private employers categorically exclude job applicants with less-than-Honorable discharges from the military (colloquially known as “bad paper”). However, due to a number of discriminatory policies and practices, the … More CONNECTICUT PROTECTS JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS WITH “BAD PAPER”

Please join us for the 2018 CHRO Legislative Breakfast!

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) will be holding a legislative breakfast on February 21st, 2018. The event is free and open to legislators and the public. Breakfast and coffee will be served. The protection of civil rights is more important now than ever. A long-overdue national conversation regarding sexual harassment has been … More Please join us for the 2018 CHRO Legislative Breakfast!

CHRO SCHEDULES JANUARY 25TH PUBLIC FORUM REGARDING ALLEGATIONS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AT DMHAS

(HARTFORD, CT) – A public forum has been scheduled to deal with the allegations of discrimination brought to the attention of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities against the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The public forum will be held on January 25, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at … More CHRO SCHEDULES JANUARY 25TH PUBLIC FORUM REGARDING ALLEGATIONS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AT DMHAS

Join the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the State Capitol

  On Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:00A.M. The Connecticut Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission will hold its thirty-second annual National Liberty Bell Ringing Celebration to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King. Jr. The celebration will take place at the State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. The Invocation will be offered by … More Join the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the State Capitol