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Human Rights Commission
UPCOMING REGULAR MEETING
Thursday, April 6, 2023, 6 p.m.
Meeting ID: 819 6111 2647
- Meetings take place the first Thursday of the month on at least a quarterly basis.
- 6 to 8 p.m.
- Zoom until further notice. Check this page for updates.
- Land Acknowledgment
Celebrating Black History Month
February 1st marks the start of February and of Black History Month. Part of fully embracing human rights means fully embracing our whole history. We invite the community to join us in celebrating Black culture, as well as honoring the numerous and vital contributions of African Americans and Black Americans in our community.
Executive Proclamation Recognizing February 2023 as
Black History Month in Snohomish County
2023 is the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
LINK: 2023 Awards Information and Nomination Instructions
LINK: 2023 Awards Nomination Form
Each year, the Snohomish County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC) reaffirms that human rights are the foundation of freedom and peace in the world. Historically, on the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration, December 10, SCHRC hosts events to gather and celebrate the progress to building a more just society by recognizing the contributions residents make toward that effort.
For 2023, the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, SCHRC is now accepting nominations for human rights advocates for recognition of work toward honoring the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of our human family. Please nominate one of your citizens for the following award categories:
To be eligible for nomination, the recipient must be a Snohomish County resident as of the date of nomination.
Following are links to the recoding from "Ending Domestic Extremism," where the Human Rights Commission observed the May 21, 2022, World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, by hosting the special event.
Snohomish County Human Rights Commission Statement in Solidarity with Ukraine
EVERETT, Wash., March 25, 2022 - The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission stands in solidarity with Ukraine and Ukrainian people throughout the world and in our community. As noted by County Executive, Dave Somers:
“The Ukrainian community in Snohomish County and across the world should know that we stand in solidarity with them, their freedoms, and their right to determine their own government. We will do all we can to support Ukrainians living in the Puget Sound region and any who may come to join them. The courage of Ukrainians in the face of this naked aggression is beyond inspiring.”
In addition to standing in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, we also stand in solidarity with all refugees from all nations of the world. By the end of 2019, there were 79.5 million people who were forced to leave their homes due to warfare and other violent forms of oppression. We know this number is higher today than it was in 2019 as the factors contributing to displacement continue to proliferate.
As stated in the first three foundational articles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, freedom, dignity, equality, and security are at the heart of our community. We encourage our community to join us in welcoming refugees and embracing them as our neighbors.
Black Healing Fund
Housing Rights - Volunteers of America Dispute Resolution Center
United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner
Text to 911 for Snohomish County
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County
Everett Housing Authority
National Human Trafficking Resource Center information line 888-373-7888
2019 Annual Human Rights Commission Report to Snohomish County Council
2018 Annual Human Rights Commission Report to Snohomish County Council
Agendas, Minutes & Annual Reports
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Minutes are available following approval.
|February Meeting Minutes|
|March Agenda||2023 Retreat Meeting Minutes||February Agenda||January - No Meeting|
|July||August - No Meeting||September||October Agenda|
|October Minutes||November - No Meeting||December Agenda||December Minutes|
|Legislative Policy Recommendations (in lieu of Annual Report)|
|Member||County Council District|
|Noah Rui||District 1 - Term expires 7/1/2024|
|Demi Chatters||District 2 - Second term expires 7/1/2025|
|Carin Chase||District 3 - Term expires 7/1/2023|
|Vacant||District 4 - Term expires 7/1/2023|
|Robert Patrino ||District 5 - Term expires 7/1/2025|
|Dr. Gloria Ngezaho - Vice Chair||County Executive Representative - Term expires 7/1/2024|
|Capt. Robert Ogawa||Law Enforcement Representative -Term expires 7/1/2024|
|Courtney Wooten - Commission Chair||Member at Large Position 1 - Term expires 7/1/2024|
|Angela Di Filippo||Member at Large Position 2 - Term expires 7/1/2023|
About the Commission
The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC) serves as an advisory body to the County Executive, County Council, Washington State Human Rights Commission, and other County Officers and Agencies in matters concerning human rights.
The Commission consists of nine members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation. See Snohomish County Code Chapter 2.460 and from that page, search for 2.460.020. Bylaws
Contact: Karen Anderson at 425-388-3460 or mailto:Karen.Anderson@snoco.org Karen.Anderson@snoco.org.
Click here Version Options Human Rights Commission LINK: 2022 Awards Information and Nomination InstructionsLINK: 2022 Awards Nomination FormAgendas & MinutesMeeting MinutesHeadline for information on joining the SCHRC.