City of Albuquerque Office of Civil Rights

City of Albuquerque Office of Civil Rights The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) works to protect the community by prohibiting discrimination in areas of housing, public accommodation, and employment, providing a mechanism for recourse, and providing education to the community.
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A huge congrats to Patricia L. Chavez and Leticia Galvez Trujillo for receiving a Ring of Honor Award from MANA, A Natio...
04/01/2021

A huge congrats to Patricia L. Chavez and Leticia Galvez Trujillo for receiving a Ring of Honor Award from MANA, A National Latina Organization. Patricia sits on the OneABQ Mayor's Volunteer Advisory Board and Leticia Galvez Trujillo sits on the City's Human Rights Board. Congrats!

03/31/2021
Human Rights Campaign

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility.
See each other. Save trans lives.

Things You Can Do Right Now to Take Action: https://transequality.org/issues/resources/52-things-you-can-do-transgender-equality

#transgenderdayofvisibility
#transgenderlivesmatter

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, we honor the pride, power and resilience of our trans and non-binary community around the world. 💙💗🤍https://www.hrc.org/press-releases/human-rights-campaign-honors-international-transgender-day-of-visibility-2021

Mayor Keller’s Domestic Violence Task Force Submits RecommendationsRecommendations include expanded housing relief for s...
03/30/2021
Mayor Keller’s Domestic Violence Task Force Submits Recommendations

Mayor Keller’s Domestic Violence Task Force Submits Recommendations

Recommendations include expanded housing relief for survivors, expanded training for first responders, improved data collection

Please read more about this news in the link below.

Includes expanded housing relief for survivors, expanded training for first responders, improved data collection

This Sunday, City, State and Community leaders gathered on Civic Plaza to rally against Asian American Pacific Islander ...
03/29/2021

This Sunday, City, State and Community leaders gathered on Civic Plaza to rally against Asian American Pacific Islander hate and bias in the City of Albuquerque.
“We are here to collectively grieve and heal from the tragedy in Atlanta, so we must hold at the center the victims and their families,” said City Councilor Lan Sena Sena. “We cannot address the tragedy without assessing the broader crisis and trauma that our Asian American Pacific Islander community face. We stand against the misogyny, systemic racism, violence, hate, xenophobia, and white supremacy.”
#StopAsianHate

https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor/district-1/news/city-state-and-leaders-of-the-asian-american-pacific-islander-community-rally-to-stop-hate-and-bias

The press conference was streamed live on YouTube and is available for viewing here: https://youtu.be/gw9LRLkVfAI.

Mayor Tim Keller
03/25/2021
Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Tim Keller

Our Albuquerque Police Department is making proactive efforts to make ABQ safer for all Burqueños. We want our Asian American community to know that we support you and we will do all we can to #StopAsianHate. If you experience or witness a crime, call 911 and if you see acts of discrimination or xenophobia, contact our City of Albuquerque Office of Civil Rights.

03/24/2021
Equal Pay Day 2021

Today is #EqualPayDay

Today is the day in 2021 when the average woman working full-time year round finally catches up to what the average white, non-Hispanic man earned in 2020. Women of color have to work even longer.

Today is #EqualPayDay!  Let's push for equal for everyone everywhere.
03/24/2021

Today is #EqualPayDay! Let's push for equal for everyone everywhere.

📣 TOMORROW, March 24 is #EqualPayDay! 📣
#EqualPayDay2021!
https://youtu.be/Mp68J06Hcuo
❌ MYTH: Education levels explain pay disparities.
✅ FACT: The pay gap exists across all education levels.
What myths have you heard to explain away gender and race wage gaps?
#EqualPayDay2021

In case you missed it: Legislation to establish a New Mexico Civil Rights Act — a proposal sparked by protests against r...
03/23/2021
Lawmakers pass NM civil rights legislation

In case you missed it: Legislation to establish a New Mexico Civil Rights Act — a proposal sparked by protests against racism and police misconduct — won final approval last week in the Legislature, sending it next to the governor.

SANTA FE — Legislation to establish a New Mexico Civil Rights Act — a proposal sparked by protests against racism and police misconduct — won final approval Wednesday in the Legislature, sending it next to…

Join Mayor Tim Keller for his next bilingual (English / Spanish) telephone town hall. Register today by 5 p.m. to ask Ma...
03/22/2021

Join Mayor Tim Keller for his next bilingual (English / Spanish) telephone town hall.
Register today by 5 p.m. to ask Mayor Keller and City leaders questions and get updates on coronavirus response and City services.
You can register at cabq.gov/townhall or cabq.gov/llamada.

Join Mayor Tim Keller for his next bilingual (English / Spanish) telephone town hall.

Register today by 5 p.m. to ask Mayor Keller and City leaders questions and get updates on coronavirus response and City services.

You can register at cabq.gov/townhall or cabq.gov/llamada.

On this day in 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification.
03/22/2021
Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress

On this day in 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification.

On March 22, 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification. First proposed by the National Woman’s

03/17/2021
Mayor Tim Keller

To our Asian community, we stand ready to support you if you experience any acts of xenophobia or discrimination. Please reach out to us at 505-768-4595 or [email protected] and we can help you to determine if we can assist or we can help you to connect with APD.

One year ago today we spoke out against racism we were seeing against the Asian community right here in Albuquerque. Nationwide that has only escalated over the last year. What we saw in Atlanta yesterday was a hate crime fueled by racism and hatred of women, and that’s unacceptable.

The Asian-American community is a valued and important part of our Burqueño family. I know you are hurting today. If you are a victim of or witness to any acts of xenophobia in our city,
Albuquerque Police Department and our City of Albuquerque Office of Civil Rights office are here for you and ready to help.

03/16/2021
Mayor Tim Keller

Tune in now to listen to Senator Martin Heinrich and Senator Ben Ray Luján talk about COVID relief and aid that's on it way to ABQ families.

LIVE NOW: We’re joined by our Senator Martin Heinrich and Senator Ben Ray Luján to talk about COVID relief and aid that’s on its way to ABQ families.

Mayor Tim Keller, Bernalillo County, City Council Commemorate the Re-naming of Bridge Boulevard to Avenida Dolores Huert...
03/15/2021

Mayor Tim Keller, Bernalillo County, City Council Commemorate the Re-naming of Bridge Boulevard to Avenida Dolores Huerta

ALBUQUERQUE — At a ceremony on the street that now bears her name, Mayor Tim Keller, Bernalillo County Commissioner Steven Michael Quezad, and City Councilors Klarissa Pena and Isaac Benton marked the official re-naming of Bridge Boulevard to Avenida Dolores Huerta. The intersection of Avenida Cesar Chavez and Avenida Dolores Huerta is now the first intersection in the nation bearing the names of these two civil rights heroes.

Mayor Keller said, “Dolores Huerta has spent her life making the lives of others better. We’re commemorating her legendary fight for the most vulnerable as a reminder that we all have a role to play in building a more inclusive Albuquerque. This is so meaningful today as farm workers are keeping our nation going even during this COVID-19 crisis.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta together for eternity,” says District 2 County Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada. “These two people changed the world and now they will shape this great valley, again, for future generations.”

District 2 City Councilor Isaac Benton said, “As New Mexicans, we're very proud of Dolores Huerta. Born in the Northern New Mexico mining town of Dawson, a granddaughter of Mexican immigrants, she became an iconic co-founder of the United Farm Workers along with Cesar Chavez. In a way, her story highlights the value of Mexican immigration to our state. It's uniquely appropriate that we honor these two heroes at the intersection of two of Albuquerque's most historically-important streets.”
“I was proud to an initial sponsor of this effort to honor one of our Native New Mexicans Dolores Huerta,” said District 3 City Councilor Klarissa Peña. “This is especially appropriate today since the very farmworkers she organized and advocated for are in the fields today throughout the country ensuring we have fresh fruits and vegetable during this crisis.”

“Las Mujeres walks with Dolores,” said Diana Montoya, Chair of the Avenida Dolores Huerta Project and Las Mujeres member.

“In all the history of the world, his story has been told, hers hasn’t.” Said Dolores Huerta.

For more information on Dolores Huerta and her work, visit https://doloreshuerta.org/dolores-huerta/.

Connecticut is becoming the eighth state to ban discrimination in the workplace and schools for how they wear their hair...
03/11/2021
Gov. Lamont Holds Signing Ceremony for CROWN Act

Connecticut is becoming the eighth state to ban discrimination in the workplace and schools for how they wear their hair.

The City of ABQ passed its CROWN Act earlier this year.

🙋🏽‍♀️👩🏾‍🦱👩🏽‍🦲

Gov. Ned Lamont held a bill signing ceremony for the CROWN Act, which is a bill aimed at stopping discrimination in the workplace and schools against natural hairstyles. Lamont signed the bill on Friday and the ceremony was held on Wednesday morning. The CROWN Act, short for an Act Creating a Respec...

03/08/2021
Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Tim Keller will hold a media briefing to announce new leadership for APD.

"As we mark International Women’s Day on Monday, there is no question that all lives have been seriously affected by a y...
03/08/2021
Women are leading city through pandemic and its disruptions

"As we mark International Women’s Day on Monday, there is no question that all lives have been seriously affected by a year of living with COVID-19 – and that includes the women in charge of running a city of more than 600,000."

ABQ has scrambled to provide services

Happy National Women’s History Month! What began as a small gathering in Santa Rosa, California is now nationally recogn...
03/05/2021

Happy National Women’s History Month! What began as a small gathering in Santa Rosa, California is now nationally recognized as the month meant to bring attention to the contributions women have made throughout American history!

02/22/2021

REMINDER:

Would you like to learn more about the CROWN Act in Albuquerque and New Mexico? If so, join the Office of Civil Rights and the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association on February 25 at 11:30am for a Community Information Session on the CROWN Act and Natural Hair Discrimination.

This session is free and open to all. If you would like NM CLE credit, please contact Crystal at [email protected].

Join us on zoom at:
https://cabq.zoom.us/j/94798975860?pwd=UkVyMnpjUEVKU2FsSEJPUnA3d2NRdz09
Passcode: 843058
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +12532158782,,94798975860# or +13462487799,,94798975860#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 947 9897 5860
International numbers available: https://cabq.zoom.us/u/awtXHTG8D

February 20th is World Day of Social Justice which brings light to social justice issues such as poverty, human rights, ...
02/20/2021

February 20th is World Day of Social Justice which brings light to social justice issues such as poverty, human rights, and gender equality. Looking to make a social justice change? Check out the City of Albuquerque's Volunteer page here: https://www.cabq.gov/abq-volunteers

Today, for Black History Month, we are highlighting the achievements of George Long and Herbert Wright. While students a...
02/18/2021

Today, for Black History Month, we are highlighting the achievements of George Long and Herbert Wright. While students at UNM, Mr. Long and Mr. Wright organized boycotts of local businesses and restaurants when Black customers were denied service. After the success of the boycotts, they successfully lobbied for Albuquerque to adopt one of the first anti-discrimination ordinances in the country in 1952. This ordinance was the early model for our current Human Rights Ordinance. The efforts of these two pioneers helped to start Albuquerque on a journey towards true social change.

The Human Rights Board meeting scheduled to be held tonight has been cancelled due to technological issues. We will shar...
02/17/2021

The Human Rights Board meeting scheduled to be held tonight has been cancelled due to technological issues. We will share the next meeting date once scheduled.

Would you like to learn more about the CROWN Act in Albuquerque and New Mexico? If so, join the Office of Civil Rights a...
02/16/2021

Would you like to learn more about the CROWN Act in Albuquerque and New Mexico? If so, join the Office of Civil Rights and the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association on February 25 at 11:30am for a Community Information Session on the CROWN Act and Natural Hair Discrimination.

This session is free and open to all. If you would like NM CLE credit, please contact Crystal at [email protected].

Join us on zoom at:
https://cabq.zoom.us/j/94798975860?pwd=UkVyMnpjUEVKU2FsSEJPUnA3d2NRdz09​
Passcode: 843058
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +12532158782,,94798975860# or +13462487799,,94798975860#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 947 9897 5860
International numbers available: https://cabq.zoom.us/u/awtXHTG8D

Mr. Long’s work led the way for the first anti-discrimination ordinance in Albuquerque.
02/10/2021

Mr. Long’s work led the way for the first anti-discrimination ordinance in Albuquerque.

George Long (’52), UNM Law’s first African American graduate, was refused entrance at a popular night club while he was an undergraduate at UNM. The incident led to a student boycott of the club and the establishment of the first NAACP chapter at UNM. Long went on to help write what later became the Albuquerque Civil Rights Ordinance, which was enacted 12 years before the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
#UNMLaw #LawLobo #BlackHistoryMonth

Join us today as we discussing the history of and the impact of the CROWN Act in Albuquerque. Zoom link: https://cabq.zo...
02/10/2021

Join us today as we discussing the history of and the impact of the CROWN Act in Albuquerque.

Zoom link: https://cabq.zoom.us/j/92478934480?pwd=R1hpVHlyb3RoOTV2RDlqZkJvQktudz09

Our Director of City of Albuquerque Office of Civil Rights Torri Jacobus is co-hosting a webinar on the CROWN Act that we recently signed in ABQ today at 6:30pm as part of the 30 Days of Nonviolence. Sign up to participate at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30-days-of-nonviolence-education-workshops-tickets-135152612101.

This Black History Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of the Buffalo Soldiers. They were all Black cavalrymen who s...
02/05/2021

This Black History Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of the Buffalo Soldiers. They were all Black cavalrymen who served in Kansas, Texas, and New Mexico. The first Buffalo Soldiers arrived in New Mexico in 1866. Despite prejudice and faulty equipment, they mapped and explored the Southwest, protected railroads, discouraged illegal traders, policed cattle rushers, and so much more. The Southwest would have looked quite different without their dedicated efforts.

Join us on February 9th at 10am to discuss the CROWN Act. 👑We will discuss the history of hair discrimination and the im...
02/03/2021

Join us on February 9th at 10am to discuss the CROWN Act. 👑We will discuss the history of hair discrimination and the importance of these protections.

Register now ▶ https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZcrc-6gpj0pHtcmVGVKs...

We are so excited about our trainings and conversations this month to celebrate Black History Month.

Make sure to join us on February 9th at 10am to discuss the Crown Act. 👑

Register now ▶ https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrc-6gpj0pHtcmVGVKs_C1TjugcM9IvvHk

Mayor Tim Keller
02/03/2021

Mayor Tim Keller

Families should never be ripped apart. Thank you to President Joe Biden for signing an executive order to reunite families who were separated at the border. #FamiliesBelongTogether

Today marks the start of Black History Month. Black History Month is an important month of remembrance, recognition, and...
02/01/2021

Today marks the start of Black History Month. Black History Month is an important month of remembrance, recognition, and education as well as a time for celebrating the achievements and contributions that Black Americans have made in American society. Make sure to work to learn and expand your understanding of the past and present issues that affect the rights of Black people in our country.

Reminders about the Albuquerque Closed Captioning Ordinance:*If you own or manage a business and have a TV for the publi...
01/26/2021

Reminders about the Albuquerque Closed Captioning Ordinance:

*If you own or manage a business and have a TV for the public, the TV must display closed captioning if it is an available feature on the TV.

*Closed captioning will allow deaf and hard of hearing patrons to more fully engage with programs that are displayed in public places. This includes the status of health orders and COVID-19 in the city and country.

* The Office of Civil Rights will enforce this requirement when complaints are filed.

Questions? Send us an email at [email protected] or call us at 505-768-4595.

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One Civic Plaza NW
Albuquerque, NM
87102

General information

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) works to protect the community by prohibiting discrimination in areas of housing, public accommodation, and employment, providing a mechanism for recourse, and providing education to the community. We encourage the recognition of human responsibilities, equal access to public goods and service and prohibit discrimination on the basis of s*x, race, religion, national origin, age and physical handicap. The Office of Civil Rights achieves its mission through the work of the following: Human Rights Board and a Human Rights Officer who investigates complaints of discrimination in: Employment Housing Public Accommodations Other forms of discrimination An ADA Coordinator who investigates discrimination complaints against the City of Albuquerque regarding qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(505) 768-4595

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