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Hispanic Heritage Month starts today...and it's Confusing (but that's Okay!)  Hispanic? Latino? LatinX? What does it all...
09/15/2021
Hispanic Heritage Month Is Confusing (And That's Okay!)

Hispanic Heritage Month starts today...and it's Confusing (but that's Okay!) Hispanic? Latino? LatinX? What does it all mean? Don't Know? You're not alone! Just be open to learning more and celebrate this maravillosa cultura! https://youtu.be/I3eg4pHF2OA

It's Hispanic Heritage Month. Or actually months, because it starts in September and ends in October. And surprisingly, that's the least confusing part of re...

Happy Grandparents Day, PA! #PhRC
09/12/2021

Happy Grandparents Day, PA!
#PhRC

Wishing a happy Grandparents Day to all Pennsylvania grandparents who make our commonwealth a better place. 💜

Fair Housing Friday: In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn the CDC eviction moratorium, HUD is making ev...
09/10/2021

Fair Housing Friday: In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn the CDC eviction moratorium, HUD is making every effort to assist those facing eviction due to inability to pay rent. Contact HUD to learn more about the available relief programs. #PHRC #fairhousing

Fair Housing Friday: In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn the CDC eviction moratorium, HUD is making every effort to assist those facing eviction due to inability to pay rent. Contact HUD to learn more about the available relief programs. #PHRC #fairhousing

To all workers across the Commonwealth:  We appreciate you and we are committed to ensuring your right to work free from...
09/06/2021

To all workers across the Commonwealth: We appreciate you and we are committed to ensuring your right to work free from discrimination and bias. Rock on!
#PHRC #equalrights

To all workers across the Commonwealth: We appreciate you and we are committed to ensuring your right to work free from discrimination and bias. Rock on!
#PHRC #equalrights

08/29/2021
08/26/2021

Sharing this timely webinar happening tonight at 6 pm!

PHRC Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission's Chad Dion Lassiter was honored to visit Penn State Hazleton for an import...
08/23/2021
Penn State Hazleton hosts PA Human Relations Commission executive director

PHRC Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission's Chad Dion Lassiter was honored to visit Penn State Hazleton for an important conversation on diversity, equity and inclusion:

Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and race relations expert Chad Dion Lassiter visited Penn State Hazleton and spoke with staff and faculty about diversity, equity and inclusion on Aug. 19.

For Haiti and worldwide, survival and recovery depends on changing our focus from relief to resilience. Thank you, E.D. ...
08/23/2021
In 2010, I traveled to Haiti to provide aid. Today, this nation needs more than the U.S. is giving. | Opinion

For Haiti and worldwide, survival and recovery depends on changing our focus from relief to resilience. Thank you, E.D. @Chadlassiter for sharing this message. #PHRC #Haiti

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/haiti-earthquake-relief-aid-20210823.html

The pattern of giving will repeat: A disaster strikes. A humanitarian crisis ensues precipitating an outpouring of American charity to provide for the victims’ survival. It's not enough.

PHRC E.D. Chad Dion Lassiter had an excellent day presenting at Penn State Hazleton, speaking on 'Unconscious Bias', 'Po...
08/20/2021

PHRC E.D. Chad Dion Lassiter had an excellent day presenting at Penn State Hazleton, speaking on 'Unconscious Bias', 'Political and Social Thought', & ‘American Democracy'. Grateful for the opportunity! #PennState #phrc

It's Fair Housing Friday! Please be aware that Pennsylvania homeless service organizations are eligible to apply for ass...
08/20/2021
HUD Announces $2.7 Billion Funding Opportunity to Help People Experiencing Homelessness | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

It's Fair Housing Friday! Please be aware that Pennsylvania homeless service organizations are eligible to apply for assistance through $2.7 million in competitive funding that will be made available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, it was announced this week. Funding is available to to organizations nationwide for supportive services and housing programs for people experiencing homelessness.
Read more: http://ow.ly/NVEB50FTERs #PHRC #fairhousing

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2.656 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program (CoC) competitive funding available to homeless services organizations across the country for supportive services and housing programs for people experiencing homeles...

⭐️Congratulations to Debra Brice who received a PHRC Executive Director’s Excellence Award, presented by E.D. Lassiter a...
08/19/2021

⭐️Congratulations to Debra Brice who received a PHRC Executive Director’s Excellence Award, presented by E.D. Lassiter and Director of Enforcement Kurt Jung. 👏 👏Great job, Debra for going above and beyond for the residents of the Commonwealth! ⭐️ #phrc

⭐️Congratulations to Debra Brice who received a PHRC Executive Director’s Excellence Award, presented by E.D. Lassiter and Director of Enforcement Kurt Jung. 👏 👏Great job, Debra for going above and beyond for the residents of the Commonwealth! ⭐️ #phrc

In 2010, Executive Director Lassiter spent time in Haiti working on post-earthquake relief efforts. He shares his though...
08/16/2021
Philly's Haitian Community Mobilizes to Help After Earthquake Devastates Haiti

In 2010, Executive Director Lassiter spent time in Haiti working on post-earthquake relief efforts. He shares his thoughts on this NBC interview as we are all saddened by the devastation this community must once again face. #PHRC #helphaiti
://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/phillys-haitian-community-mobilizes-to-help-after-earthquake-devastates-haiti/2927864/

At least 1,297 people were killed after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti. As the search and rescue effort continues, NBC10’s Danny Freeman shows us how Philadelphia’s Haitian community is mobilizing to help.

PHRC team members had an excellent meeting today with Rep. Liz Hanbidge in support of HR64, Encouraging the Pennsylvania...
08/16/2021

PHRC team members had an excellent meeting today with Rep. Liz Hanbidge in support of HR64, Encouraging the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board to mandate DEI courses as part of Continuing Education Requirements for Attorneys, Judges and Justices. Let’s get this passed! #PHRC #DiversityandInclusion

PHRC team members had an excellent meeting today with Rep. Liz Hanbidge in support of HR64, Encouraging the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board to mandate DEI courses as part of Continuing Education Requirements for Attorneys, Judges and Justices. Let’s get this passed! #PHRC #DiversityandInclusion

Our hearts are breaking for all those affected by this devastating earthquake in Haiti. Join us in prayer for our Haitia...
08/14/2021
Laurent Lamothe on Twitter

Our hearts are breaking for all those affected by this devastating earthquake in Haiti. Join us in prayer for our Haitian neighbors, and please generously support official relief efforts to the degree that you are able. #HelpHaiti

“VIDEOS COMING OUT OF PESTEL HAITI, after the 7.2 earthquake of this morning. #HELPHAITI https://t.co/5r1BL1twVQ”

Fair Housing Friday: Not Everyone has it Made in the Shadehttps://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/PhiladelphiaInquir...
08/13/2021
Roots of Inequity - Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly Edition, 8/11/2021

Fair Housing Friday: Not Everyone has it Made in the Shade
https://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/PhiladelphiaInquirer/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=PHQP%2F2021%2F08%2F11&entity=Ar00100&sk=3DC05F36&mode=text

Port Richmond, above, is among Philadelphia neighborhoods with 10% tree canopy or less. By contrast, Mount Airy, below, is among neighborhoods boasting 40% canopy or more. MONICA HERNDON / Staff Photographer

Great meeting with our colleagues from the City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations! #PHRC #CivilRights #fairhou...
08/04/2021

Great meeting with our colleagues from the City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations! #PHRC #CivilRights #fairhousing

A busy & productive PHRC week enhancing civil rights enforcement in the Pittsburgh Region! This team is ready to rock! 💥...
08/04/2021

A busy & productive PHRC week enhancing civil rights enforcement in the Pittsburgh Region! This team is ready to rock! 💥⭐️💫

Pittsburgh Mission II: The PHRC Leadership Team is back in Pittsburgh this week conducting trainings, networking and adv...
08/03/2021

Pittsburgh Mission II: The PHRC Leadership Team is back in Pittsburgh this week conducting trainings, networking and advocating for the citizens of PA! #phrc #fairhousing #diversityandinclusion #equalityforall

Fair Housing Friday  - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) extended its moratorium on evictions for foreclosed borr...
07/30/2021

Fair Housing Friday - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) extended its moratorium on evictions for foreclosed borrowers and their occupants through September 30, 2021, previously set to expire July 31, 2021. FHA urges those who are behind on their mortgage payments or are having difficulty complying with the terms of their reverse mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), and have not yet contacted their mortgage servicer, to do so immediately. #PHRC #Fairhousing

Fair Housing Friday - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) extended its moratorium on evictions for foreclosed borrowers and their occupants through September 30, 2021, previously set to expire July 31, 2021. FHA urges those who are behind on their mortgage payments or are having difficulty complying with the terms of their reverse mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), and have not yet contacted their mortgage servicer, to do so immediately. #PHRC #Fairhousing

PHRC E.D. Chad Lassiter Working together with @GovernorTomWolf & Secretary of the Office of Administration (OA) Michael ...
07/27/2021

PHRC E.D. Chad Lassiter Working together with @GovernorTomWolf & Secretary of the Office of Administration (OA) Michael Newsome to move civil justice forward in PA. #PHRC #DiversityandInclusion #nohateinourstate #equity

PHRC Executive Director Chad Lassiter is among distinguished panelists with Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Sec. Curt Topper a...
07/27/2021
Last Chance! Join us today for our 2021 Diversity Summit

PHRC Executive Director Chad Lassiter is among distinguished panelists with Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Sec. Curt Topper as Keynotes for PA's Virtual Diversity Summit at1 pm today. Last chance to register! #PHRC #diversity #DiversityandInclusion https://mailchi.mp/cityandstatepa.com/introducing-city-state-pas-2021-diversity-summit-68160?e=eb4de89797

Find out what it takes to thrive in Pennsylvania’s competitive procurement arena by connecting with key government agencies, prime contractors, and state & local representatives.

Say hello to the Cleveland Guardians! Cleveland chooses Guardians to replace offensive Indians moniker. “We can finally ...
07/24/2021
With Guardians, Cleveland Steps Away From an Offensive Name

Say hello to the Cleveland Guardians! Cleveland chooses Guardians to replace offensive Indians moniker.
“We can finally go to a game,” said Yenyo, the executive director of the American Indian Movement of Ohio. “We’ve been waiting a very long time for this.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/23/sports/baseball/cleveland-guardians.html

After years of pressure, and amid a growing trend away from names that reference Indigenous people, the team will drop its “Indians” mascot, which it used for more than 100 years.

It's Fair Housing Friday! Feeling locked out by discrimination? PHRC has the KEY! Does this look/sound familiar? We're s...
07/23/2021

It's Fair Housing Friday! Feeling locked out by discrimination? PHRC has the KEY! Does this look/sound familiar? We're spreading the message of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing across the Commonwealth. Watch for transit signs in a location near you & visit www.PHRC.pa.gov for Fair Housing complaint assistance.
#PHRC #fairhousing #equality #socialjustice

It's Fair Housing Friday! Feeling locked out by discrimination? PHRC has the KEY! Does this look/sound familiar? We're spreading the message of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing across the Commonwealth. Watch for transit signs in a location near you & visit www.PHRC.pa.gov for Fair Housing complaint assistance.
#PHRC #fairhousing #equality #socialjustice

Texas Senate Bill 3 is an outright affront to history. "That includes eliminating a requirement that students be taught ...
07/20/2021
Texas Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That Ku Klux Klan Is 'Morally Wrong'

Texas Senate Bill 3 is an outright affront to history. "That includes eliminating a requirement that students be taught the 'history of white supremacy, including but not limited to the institution of slavery, the eugenics movement, and the Ku Klux Klan, and the ways in which it is morally wrong.'” #phrc #socialjustice #BLM #CriticalRaceTheory
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/texas-senate-education-bill-white-supremacy_n_60f50cf6e4b01f11895b2dc3

Eliminated requirements also include the writings of Martin Luther King Jr., United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez and suffragist Susan B. Anthony.

It's Fair Housing Friday! Concerns are growing over the impending July 31 CDC eviction moratorium deadline. If you need ...
07/09/2021
Pittsburgh-area groups step up to share resources, prevent evictions as CDC moratorium nears an end

It's Fair Housing Friday! Concerns are growing over the impending July 31 CDC eviction moratorium deadline. If you need assistance, please reach out to a community agency for help.
Don't know where to call? Contact PHRC for a list of recommended resources: 717-787-4410.
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2021/07/07/CDC-eviction-moratorium-pa-Pittsburgh-expiring-renters-tenants-landlords-Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program/stories/202107030042

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended its nationwide COVID-19 eviction moratorium for what might be the last time, meaning landlords...

Congratulations, Zaila Avant-grade! You go, girl!  Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion and first African American win...
07/09/2021
Zaila Avant-garde Becomes First African American To Win Scripps Spelling Bee

Congratulations, Zaila Avant-grade! You go, girl! Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion and first African American winner in the Bee's 96-year history. Her winning word? “Murraya," a genus of tropical Asiatic and Australian trees.

The 14-year-old Louisianan outspelled the competition with the winning word "murraya."

Project: Pittsburgh! Several members of PHRC's leadership team are meeting in Pittsburgh this week to strategize. Watch ...
07/07/2021

Project: Pittsburgh! Several members of PHRC's leadership team are meeting in Pittsburgh this week to strategize. Watch for impactful new initiatives coming out of this region! #PHRC #socialjustice

Epic fail by UNC is a huge gain for HBC Morehouse. Way to stand firm, Nikole Hanna-Jones! Powerful message!
07/07/2021
Nikole Hannah-Jones Issues Statement on Decision to Decline Tenure Offer at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and to Accept Knight Chair Appointment at Howard University

Epic fail by UNC is a huge gain for HBC Morehouse. Way to stand firm, Nikole Hanna-Jones! Powerful message!

Today, award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones announced that she has declined an offer of tenure from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). In her first extensive comments since the UNC Board of Trustees voted on her tenure, Ms. Hannah-Jones released the following statement: ....

It's Fair Housing Friday! Sending a loud shout out  to Dr. Tiffany Manuel (Dr. T) for her enlightening and inspiring key...
07/02/2021

It's Fair Housing Friday! Sending a loud shout out to Dr. Tiffany Manuel (Dr. T) for her enlightening and inspiring keynote presentation during PHRC's 2021 Fair Housing Conference on June 24. Thank You to Dr. T and all of the presenters and participants who helped to make this Conference a huge success!
Thecasemade Adrian Garcia Sr. Tenfold Lancaster County Planning

It's Fair Housing Friday! Sending a loud shout out to Dr. Tiffany Manuel (Dr. T) for her enlightening and inspiring keynote presentation during PHRC's 2021 Fair Housing Conference on June 24. Thank You to Dr. T and all of the presenters and participants who helped to make this Conference a huge success!
Thecasemade Adrian Garcia Sr. Tenfold Lancaster County Planning

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Who is the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission?

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, or PHRC, enforces state laws that prohibit discrimination: the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, which covers discrimination in employment, housing, commercial property, education and public accommodations; and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act, which is specific to postsecondary education and secondary vocational and trade schools.

In general, PA law prohibits discrimination based on race; color; religious creed; ancestry; age (40 and over); s*x; national origin; familial status (only in housing); handicap or disability and the use, handling or training of support or guide animals for disability. Retaliation for filing a complaint, opposing unlawful behavior or assisting investigations is also illegal.

PHRC investigates employment discrimination complaints on behalf of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionOpens In A New Window, or EEOC, and housing discrimination complaints on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentOpens In A New Window, or HUD. These partnerships protect the rights of complainants under both state and federal law.

The law also empowers the commission to educate the public in order to prevent discrimination and foster equal opportunity; and to address incidents of bias that may lead to tension between racial, ethnic and other groups.


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Had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Chad Dion Lassiter of PA PRC this morning at Harrisburg Train Station, and very much look forward to working with PRC in the future
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What ever you do don't go to these people they don't do their jobs when you file a complaint. We call governor and attorney general Shapiro transfer us to these people to help for how we was discriminated they just got hold of us recently saying it's not their jurisdiction so don't go by these people they will not help and apparently they don't listen to the governor don't care and they hang up on you if you're discriminated or not...... They will string you along making you feel more horrible horrible in life cuz you went through something you don't deserve what was the point of the governor and attorney general connecting us to these people if they're not going to help obviously governor and attorney general saw something once it get done I got nowhere because these people don't do their jobs and they don't apparently follow the law all they worry about is money more likely and not just coming out and saying we can't help when you make the first complaint..... What a joke what a f****** joke I feel sorry for these people that has a pathetic job that don't even do it yet on their sites and that it talks about discrimination and they won't do nothing about it pure laziness they shame me so I'm going to shame them for having a pathetic laziness of a life that don't know how to do their jobs and don't want to listen to the governor or Attorney general when they connected us to these people....... The news will be reported cuz we are getting a news involved armstrong county, and human relations will be put out there I want people out there to know how pathetic Pennsylvania and those in pennsylvania is
This past Friday our Woodland Hills Football Team played at Peters Twp in a WPIAL Playoff Game. In the year 2020 sad we still have to experience racism. Their band dressed up with blackface outfits. A shame their band director, Milt Barney, and athletic director, Brian Geyer, permitted this.
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