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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


February 25, 2022 | Human Resources Department

Holocaust MemorialVandalism Statement

<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 13.3333px;">The Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights (SCCHR) stands in solidarity with the Jewish Community of Sonoma County against racism and xenophobia of any and all circumstances. The holocaust in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s stands as one of the greatest genocides in history with nearly 12 million people perishing with 6 million of those being people of Jewish origin.</span> Read full story


February 15, 2022 | Human Resources Department

Sonoma DevelopmentalCenter Statement

<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">The Sonoma CountyBoard of Supervisors is currently considering several plans for the developmentof the Sonoma County Developmental Center. However, The Commission on</span><span style="color: blue;"> </span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">Human Rights (CHR) feels that stakeholders haven't hadenough time to evaluate and weigh options that include sufficient input fromunderrepresented and marginalized communities. The current four proposals leaveout key elements for the successful development of this vital undertaking.</span> Read full story


December 29, 2021 | Human Resources Department

Immediate Winter Freeze Relief for Unsheltered Persons Experiencing Homelessness

Immediate Winter Freeze Relief for Unsheltered Persons Commission on Human Rights County of Sonoma California Human Resources Read full story


December 2, 2021 | Human Resources Department

Commission on Human Rights Affirms Solidarity with NAACP

Commission on Human Rights, County of Sonoma California Human Resources Read full story


March 29, 2019 | Human Resources Department

Hand to Heart: Junior Commission on Human Rights announces Food andHygiene Drive for Sonoma County’s Victims of Homelessness

Hand to Heart: Junior Commission on Human Rights announces Food andHygiene Drive for Sonoma County’s Victims of Homelessness Read full story


March 14, 2018 | Human Resources Department

Sonoma County Students Plan "March for Our Lives" Rally in Santa Rosa

Sonoma County students and members of the Junior Commission on Human Rights plan "March for Our Lives" rally in Santa Rosa on March 24, 2018. Read full story


March 13, 2018 | Human Resources Department

Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights Offers Education Forum in Sonoma Valley

Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights Offers Education Forum in Sonoma Valley March 28, 2018 Read full story