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
The CHRO cordially invites the public to our Summer Symposium on mental health care in Connecticut prisons. We look forward to having an in-depth discussion with you on the state of mental health care in our incarcerated population, what health care is provided to them, and how the care provided affects their lives post-incarceration. We … More Save the Date for our Summer Symposium!
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!
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
(HARTFORD, CT) – On Thursday, November 16 the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will hold its third annual Civil Rights Leaders and Legends Awards. The ceremony will be from 4:00-6:00pm in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol. The awards will be presented to six of Connecticut’s civil rights leaders and legends. This … More CHRO TO HOLD CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND LEGENDS AWARDS ON NOVEMBER 16TH
Monday, October 30 – “Legal Rights of Working Parents: Making It Work at Home and on the Job” On Monday, October 30 the Commission on Human Rights Opportunities will hold a forum on issues facing working parents. “Legal Rights of Working Parents: Making It Work at Home and on the Job” will be held from … More CHRO TO HOLD A FORUM ON ISSUES FACING WORKING PARENTS
By: Nick Kapoor, CHRO Commissioner The Supreme Court of the United States is at the apex of a co-equal branch of our government. Its decisions are usually final and affect the lives of every American. The Court has and continues to have a large impact on LGBT Americans. But is the fight over? Are LGBT … More The Rainbow Court: How the Supreme Court is Changing the Lives of LGBT Americans while the Struggle Continues
The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities hosted its annual Kids Court Competition at the State Capitol Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The competition caps off a month-long essay contest in which students from around the state submitted essays about civil rights issues in our nation, state, and local communities. This year’s essay topics focused on … More 2017 KIDS COURT COMPETITION HELD AT THE STATE CAPITOL
For International Women’s Day, one of our interns, Guneet Josen, wrote about discrimination against women in our society today. March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a global day to celebrate the accomplishments of women in society. This day is a time not only to celebrate the contributions women make to society but also to think … More The Issue of Gender Inequality in Society
Over the last few years, re-segregation in school districts across the United States has become a pressing issue that isn’t often discussed. As the graduation rates of minorities across the United States continues to be much lower than their Caucasian counterparts, quality of education for these minority students must be addressed. One of the issues … More The Issue Regarding Re-Segregation in the Public School System