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2013-05-14 12:20:13

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it has released the transcripts for the briefing held on January 11, 2013 on the topic of Sexual Assault in the Military and the August 17, 2012 field briefing on the Civil Rights Effects of State Immigration Laws. The briefing transcripts are available to the public on our website at: http://www.usccr.gov/calendar/transcripts.php. (Logo:...

2013-03-18 08:24:28

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine recent legal developments concerning the intersection of non-discrimination principles with those of civil liberties. The briefing will take place on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 9:30 AM EDT in the Commission's new headquarters office at 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425. The offices are accessed using the F Street NW...

2013-02-04 12:24:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing on the impact of regulatory, licensing, contracting, market entry and other barriers that negatively affect emerging business enterprises. The briefing will focus on the impact such barriers have on different racial/ethnic groups. The briefing will take place at the new headquarters offices of the Commission on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9:30 AM ET, 1331...

2012-10-23 11:20:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that the topic of its 2013 statutory enforcement report will be "Sexual Assault in the Military." The Commission will hold a public briefing on the topic on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM ET, at Commission headquarters, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425. Interested members of the public are invited to attend. Recent events demonstrate the timeliness of...

2012-04-10 02:22:35

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public briefing on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 9:30 AM ET to hear testimony on the effectiveness of federal enforcement of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA). The briefing will take place at Commission headquarters, 624 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20425, 5th floor conference room. Interested persons are invited to attend, and no reservation is necessary....

2012-01-20 05:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that at its monthly business meeting on January 13, 2012 the eight-member Commission voted in a bipartisan manner to hold four new briefings on important civil rights topics. These topics include the effectiveness of the federal government's post-9/11 civil rights engagement with the Arab and Muslim American communities to end prejudice and discrimination against them; the tension...

2011-09-29 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced the appointment of 12 Oklahoma citizens to its Oklahoma State Advisory Committee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/DC08224LOGO) Kimberly Tolhurst, Delegated the Authority of the Staff Director, announced the appointments of Andrew W. Lester of Edmond; Michael Barlow of Edmond, James S. Bryant of Enid, Brian K. Corpening of Oklahoma City, Cara Cowan Watts of Claremore,...

2011-09-27 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it has released its report, Peer-to-Peer Violence and Bullying, Examining the Federal Response, pursuant to Public Law 103-419. The purpose of the report is to examine the role played by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice in addressing peer-to-peer discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, sex and/or LGBT status. (Logo:...

2011-07-14 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces that in furtherance of its obligations as a federal agency under Executive Order 13166 and the renewed commitment by the Attorney General to facilitate language access for limited English proficiency persons, Chairman Martin R. Castro will hold a press conference in Chicago to discuss increasing access to the Commission. Chairman Castro will also discuss recent Commission activities. The...

2011-07-07 15:42:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kimberly Tolhurst, Delegated the Authority of the Staff Director, has announced the appointment of 17 Connecticut citizens to its Connecticut State Advisory Committee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/DC08224LOGO ) The Commission appointed Jay A. Bergman of New Britain, Dove A. E. Burns of Wilton, Christine W. Corgel of Westport, Marilyn Ford of Hamden, Elizabeth I. Haynes of Hartford, John W. Herrington of South...