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Human Rights Commission

The Schenectady County Human Rights Commission was established in 1965 to foster mutual respect and enhance understanding among all racial, religious and ethnic groups in Schenectady County, and to assist individuals in securing their legal rights.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in: employment, housing, credit, places of public accommodation, volunteer firefighting, non-sectarian educational institutions based on age, creed, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, arrest record, conviction record, familial status and predisposing genetic characteristics.

Upcoming Events by the Human Rights Commission

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and join your community in a crucial conversation about the paths to change that will lead us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” 

Watch Online & Online
Starting Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 3:00PM

Take a deeper dive into the struggles and victories of those who refused to comply with certain laws or systems that helped to perpetuate basic human rights!

Wednesday, February 8th @ 7:00pm
Trinity Community Center Performance Hall – 705 Curry Road in Rotterdam, New York. 

County News & Events

Determines all policies and enacts resolutions and local laws necessary for the operation of County Government.

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