April 23, 2021While Disability Rights Washington celebrates the fact that Derek Chauvin is being held accountable for his murder of George Floyd, we cannot ignore that accountability here does nothing to address the many deaths of Black people by law enforcement that have occurred before and since this murder. This conviction, although an important and necessary example of accountability, is not a systemic solution to the violence and harm against BIPOC communities by law enforcement.
March 22, 2021Disability Rights Washington recognizes the impact of racial violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community historically and in light of recent events. Last week on March 16th, eight people were killed at three separate spas in North Georgia. Six of the people killed were Asian and all but one were women.
January 8, 2021The South King Emotional Wellness League (SKEWL) is hosting FREE 30 minute in-person sessions with mental health providers. Follow SKEWL on Facebook for details about upcoming event dates and locations. (SKEWL) was formed to address the emotional well-being of historically marginalized communities in South King County most impacted by Covid-19 and police violence..
June 25, 2020Sheriff Knezovich has organized a training and planned a “summit” in October for Spokane County deputies called, “Mindset Bootcamp,” by so-called “Killology researchers,” Dave Grossman and Dave Smith. Led by Deekon Jones, Carmen Pacheco Jones, and Angel Tomeo Sam, hundreds of individuals and 69 organizations signed onto a letter demanding the sheriff cancel both the public forum and the closed door training reserved exclusively for law enforcement.
June 1, 2020For the many of us who work within the social justice movement and benefit from white privilege. We must do more and it needs to start at home. We must look internally to the structures that we influence and control and commit ourselves to ending the racism that exists within us as well. That is what we intend to do.
February 27, 2020If you want to be a judge, there is still time to sign up for the judicial institute events in Yakima and Spokane next month.
February 7, 2020We are excited to announce the hiring for a Community Coordinator to help launch a new initiative as part of the MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge for the Spokane regional justice system. The Safety & Justice Challenge is supporting Spokane area governments to safely reduce the jail population, increase community engagement, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities across the criminal justice system.
October 17, 2019The latest Trump administration attack on civil rights protections could allow landlords, lenders and insurance companies to discriminate without consequences. Tell @HUDgov we won’t allow this by making a comment here. #DefendCivilRights #FairHousingForAll
September 9, 2019Trans Advocacy in Rural Places (TARP) in partnership with Gonzaga University's Center for Civil and Human Rights will host monthly transgender ID assistance clinics at Gonzaga Law School. Open to the public-no need to be a student to attend!
May 31, 2019The City of Spokane is currently in the process of updating its 2014 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI). Please take a few minutes to provide input on your experiences with any discrimination in accessing and maintaining housing in the City of Spokane.
May 7, 2019http://www.thegsba.org/about-us/blog/gsba-blog/2019/05/06/member-spotlight-disability-rights-washington
DRW and Allies Speak Out Against Violent Incident Involving Spokane Public Schools School Resource OfficerFebruary 13, 2019Update: Officer Audie has resigned from his position. Links to news coverage are at the bottom of the page. Disability
September 5, 2018This report out of Australia documents the effects of systemic discrimination on the health and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with disability.
June 29, 2018The Department of Education chose to delay a regulation intended to help prevent racial disproportionality in special education, which was widely supported by students, parents, school administrators, and the civil rights community. Read more.