2017 Traffic Stop Data Recently Released

The CHRO’s Executive and Deputy Directors, Tanya Hughes and Cheryl Sharp, respectively, serve on the Racial Profiling Working Group. The 2017 Traffic Stop Data Analysis and Findings were issued on June 25, 2019. On June 25, 2019, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) attorney Alix Simonetti and five legal interns represented the CHRO at … More 2017 Traffic Stop Data Recently Released

CHRO Condemns President Trump’s Tweets

President Trump called out four Congresswomen this weekend in a series of tweets that many, including the CHRO, condemn as racist. He wrote, So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they … More CHRO Condemns President Trump’s Tweets

Native American Voting Rights Act of 2019

Native Americans have experienced oppression, marginalization, and discrimination since European colonization began in the U.S. centuries ago. Countless acts of violence and oppression against Native Americans span across centuries, including the genocidal Mystic Massacre in 1637 that foreshadowed the ensuing bloody Pequot War. Additionally, President Jackson supported the Indian Removal Act of 1830 which resulted … More Native American Voting Rights Act of 2019

CHRO 2019 Summer Conference: Historical Trauma and Its Impact on Educational Opportunities

 The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will be holding our annual summer conference on July 17, 2019 from 3:00pm – 5pm. The topic of this year’s conference is Historical Trauma and its Impact on Educational Opportunities. Our summer conference will be centered on a panel discussion of Connecticut education advocates and professionals. The panelists … More CHRO 2019 Summer Conference: Historical Trauma and Its Impact on Educational Opportunities

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Every June, while scrolling through your Instagram feed, flipping through a magazine, or watching commercials on TV, you are met with an influx of LGBTQ Pride Month related advertisements. With this overall increased attention to the LGBTQ+ community, various brands and companies market rainbow-themed products, some with the commitment of giving back to the LGBTQ+ … More LGBTQ+ Pride Month

CHRO ISSUES STATEMENT ON COMPLAINT FILED REGARDING TRANSGENDER ATHLETES

(HARTFORD, CT) – On June 17, three Connecticut high school athletes filed a Title IX discrimination complaint with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Education Department. This complaint, filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of the three track and field athletes, alleges that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference rule allowing athletes … More CHRO ISSUES STATEMENT ON COMPLAINT FILED REGARDING TRANSGENDER ATHLETES

CHRO AND DISABILITY RIGHTS CONNECTICUT TO HOLD MAY 2ND DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION FORUM

(HARTFORD, CT) – On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) and Disability Rights Connecticut will be co-sponsoring a forum and panel discussion titled, “Pushing Back: Defeating Disability Discrimination in Employment, Housing, and Public Accommodations.” The event will feature an interactive discussion with panelists Cheryl Sharp, CHRO Deputy Director; … More CHRO AND DISABILITY RIGHTS CONNECTICUT TO HOLD MAY 2ND DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION FORUM

CHRO Attends 2019 “Rebellious Lawyering” Conference

Four CHRO attorneys recently attended Rebellious Lawyering Conference 2019 held at Yale Law School on Friday, February 15th and Saturday February 16th.  This conference has been held annually for twenty-five years and is the largest student-run public interest conference in the U.S.  This year’s conference featured several keynote speakers including North Carolina Supreme Court Justice … More CHRO Attends 2019 “Rebellious Lawyering” Conference

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