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October 12, 2020 | Human Resources Department

Comisión de Derechos Humanos celebra el Día de los Pueblos Indígenas

El 12 de octubre celebramos el Día de los Pueblos Indígenas. Hoy presentamos las historias orales de dos miembras del Movimiento Cultural de la Unión Indígena. Read full story


October 12, 2020 | Human Resources Department

Commission on Human Rights Celebrates Indigenous People's Day

OnOctober 12 we celebrate Indigenous People's Day. Today, we present oralhistories of two members of Movimiento Cultural de la Union Indígena. Read full story


July 10, 2020 | Human Resources Department

Human Right Violations in Santa Rosa, California

The Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights has released a groundbreaking report on police violence against protesters over the last weeks. "Human Right Violations in Santa Rosa California - Policing the Black Lives Matter Protests," details the excessive use of force and human rights abuses perpetrated on the public by the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) and other law enforcement agencies during protests following the murder of George Floyd. Read full story

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November 18, 2022 | Human Resources Department

Human Rights Commission Calls for Immediate Winter Freeze Relief for Unsheltered Persons Experiencing Homelessness

The human right to housing has been affirmed by Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and reaffirmed by Article 11(1) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Read full story


March 30, 2022 | Human Resources Department

Commission on Human Rights, NAACP, ACLU to Hold Sheriff Candidate Forum April 6

The Commission on Human Rights will partner with the Santa Rosa Chapter of NAACP, ACLU Northern CA, North Bay LGBTQI Families, the Committee for Law Enforcement Accountability Now and the North Bay Organizing Project to present a Sheriff Candidate Debate/Forum on April 6, 2022, 6:30pm. All three candidates in the race, Dave Edmonds, Eddie Engram and Carl Tennanbaum, will be present. Read full story


February 25, 2022 | Human Resources Department

CHR Statement onDavid Ward

The Commission on Human Rights would like to express not only our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of David Ward, but additionally include our solidarity in seeking justice for the wrongful killing of Mr. Ward. As reported by the Press Democrat on February 2, 2022, jurors found Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Charles Blount not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and assault by a Peace Officer. Blount has been acquitted from all charges. Read full story