Apply for the Equity Advisory Committee! by November 4, 2016

 

THE SAN FRANCISCO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERSHIP TO THE AGENCY’S EQUITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Application Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 5:00PM

 

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) is accepting applications for new membership to the agency’s Equity Advisory Committee (EAC). The EAC is one of two Advisory Committees for the HRC and is entrusted to advise the full Commission and the HRC Director on quality of life issues affecting the City’s multicultural communities.

 

Since 2009, the EAC has tackled various equity-related issues ranging from, but not limited to domestic worker rights, African American out-migration, environmental justice, immigration, criminal justice, and housing access. In 2016, the EAC’s projects included: TAY (Transitional Aged Youth) to Tech, the Cradle-to-Career-Pipeline, Bridging the Gap Between Citizen Advisory Committees, and Re-Envisioning Public Safety: Providing Policy Recommendations to Limit Police Brutality and Excessive Force. The curriculum for the 2017 EAC will empower members to navigate politics, social networks, media and workplaces with an equity lens.

 

An information session will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 5:30-7PM at the Instituto Familiar de la Raza (3143 Mission Street, San Francisco 94110) for members of the public to meet with current and former EAC members and HRC staff to learn about the EAC and its functions. Please RSVP with Veronica Garcia, Staffer for the EAC, if you are interested in attending.

 

Applicants must make a firm commitment to attend EAC meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30PM. Interested persons must complete the application located on our website detailing why they would like to serve on the EAC, their community involvement and areas of expertise, and any other qualities they could bring to the EAC. The correspondence must be received by the Commission no later than Friday, November 4, 2016 at 5:00PM, and be addressed to:

 

Veronica Garcia, EAC Staffer

SF Human Rights Commission

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 800

San Francisco, CA  94102-6033

Fax: (415) 431-5764

veronica.garcia@sfgov.org  (via e-mail)