Charlottesville Human Rights Commission Holds First Meeting

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November 21, 2013

A group that educates and talks with the community about discrimination and enforces human rights violations four years in the making began its work.

Charlottesville's Human Rights Commission had its first meeting tonight.

Ten of the eleven members met in City Hall. They introduced themselves, listened to a background on the commission's formation, and discussed the outreach and education function of the commission.

"We [are] looking forward to going forward and getting down to the work of the commission that is set forth in the human rights ordinance the City Council passed last May. So, we're very excited about it," said Zan Tewksbury, Human Rights Commission Director.

If you're interested in going, the group will next meet on a Thursday night in December. The meeting is open to the public. They will talk about discrimination that's happening throughout our community.

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