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Know your rights, Austinites

Friday, July 23, 2021 by Tai Moses

Austin’s Office of Civil Rights is holding a virtual workshop series aimed at educating Austinites about their rights under the city’s Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance and other civil rights protections. Last year, the OCR looked into 97 employment and 34 housing complaints. As Civil Rights Officer Carol Johnson explained, “Protecting civil rights is an essential piece of our democracy and implementing that protection is something the city’s Civil Rights Office is dedicated to. Through education and community outreach, we are working together to ensure racial and social equity for all Austinites.” The goal of the workshops is “to empower participants with information to increase economic opportunity, prevent and reduce discrimination, and protect the health and safety of Austin residents.” All workshops are held from 1-2:30 p.m. and are free of charge. Register on Eventbrite.

  • Fair Chance Hiring for Employers, Aug. 26
  • Employment Discrimination Education, Sept. 22
  • Housing Discrimination Education, Oct. 20

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