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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.

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.

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.

February 23, 2024 | Human Resources Department

Ceasefire Letter

On February 22, 2024, the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights voted unanimously to pass a ceasefire letter that reads the following: In light of the severe human rights violations occurring in Gaza, Palestine, and Israel, the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights extends this appeal to all parties involved and affected community members. Acknowledging that the impact of armed conflict reverberates through generations, we understand that healing begins with a collective commitment to ending violence in all its forms.

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.

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.