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Human Rights panel to be in Whitesburg for monthly meeting




The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting to rule on discrimination complaints tomorrow (Thursday) at 9:30 a.m. at Appalshop in Whitesburg. The commission holds meetings outside its Louisville headquarters a few times each year in order to inform citizens of its purpose and activities.

Following the meeting, the commission will present its second citizens advocacy presentation, which will feature a panel discussion on Open Housing in honor of the U.S. and Kentucky Fair Housing Month of April.

The public is invited to attend these events.

During its meeting, the commission is expected to rule on several official complaints alleging discrimination based on the protected classes and in the jurisdictions of state and federal civil rights laws.

The board will hold a quasijudicial session to rule on the matter of Edward Elfalan v JP 4th Street Live d/b/a/ the Red Cheetah. The case involves a complaint of discrimination based on the protected class of “Race” in the jurisdiction of “Public Accommodations.”

The panel discussion, “Open Housing in Kentucky: Reality or Myth? A look at Housing Segregation in Kentucky,” will feature Arthur Crosby, executive director of the Lexington Fair Housing Council, and Cathy Hinko, executive director of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, a regional advocacy organization for fair and affordable housing located in Louisville. Moderating will be Vicki Ray, the Louisville Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) Center director located in the Kentucky Office of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and policies of federal civil rights laws.


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