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Social Justice Partner Event Spotlight: NAACP Mental Health Day Event

July 7, 2020NAACP and Public Health Seattle King County are hosting a free Mental Health Day this Saturday, July 11th for communities impacted by COVID-19 and police violence. This is a resource for the Black community in King County to access services in person or online, either for mental health counseling or to find more information on available services.

Letter Sent Demanding Spokane County Sheriff Cancel “Killology” Training and Community Summit

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.

Black Lives Matter

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.

Want to become a judge? Attend events in Yakima and Spokane!

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.

Apply to Work with the Peer Navigator Training Program

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.

Tweet for Change

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

Trans & Gender Diverse Identity Document Legal Clinic

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!

City of Spokane Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

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.

GSBA Features DRW in Member Spotlight Blog on May 7, 2019.

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 Officer

February 13, 2019Update: Officer Audie has resigned from his position. Links to news coverage are at the bottom of the page. Disability

LGBTI People with Disability Experience Higher Rates of Discrimination

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.

Education Department Delays Regulation that Helps Minority Students Access Special Education

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.

Rooted in Rights Hosts Panel at Womxn Act on Seattle

January 21, 2018Rooted in Rights hosted the "Digital Storytelling: How Disabled Womxn Advocates Amplify their Activism" panel discussion on Sunday, January 21, 2018 during the Womxn Act on Seattle.

Crosscut Festival: It’s time to talk it out

December 11, 2017We will be attending the Crosscut Festival at Seattle University from February 2-3, 2018. Please stop by our table and say hi!