Juneau Human Rights Commission
HISTORY OF THE JUNEAU HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
THROUGH ADOPTED LEGISLATION
- January 11, 2016: Reestablishment of the Juneau Human Rights Commission through Resolution 2738: A Resolution Reestablishing the City and Borough of Juneau Human Rights Commission for the Purpose of Amending the Number of Commission Members, and Repealing Resolution 2436.
- February 11, 2008: Reestablishment of the Juneau Human Rights Commission through Resolution 2436: A Resolution Reestablishing the City and Borough of Juneau Human Rights Commission, and Repealing Resolution 2209.
- October 27, 2003 : Reestablishment of the Juneau Human Rights Commission through Resolution 2209 (and Repealing Resolutions 1615am & 1869) A Resolution Reestablishing the City and Borough of Juneau Human Rights Commission.
- June 16, 1997: Extending the life of the Commission by adoption of Resolution 1869: A Resolution Repealing the Automatic Termination of the City and Borough of Juneau Human Rights Commission.
- January 11, 1993: Creation of the Juneau Human Rights Commission through Resolution 1615am A Resolution Creating a City and Borough of Juneau Human Rights Commission, and Urging the State of Alaska to Reestablish Alaska Human Rights Commission Support for Southeast Alaska.
DISCRIMINATION IS NOT WANTED IN JUNEAU!
Human Rights Events
- 4th Annual International Potluck – Saturday, May 11, 2013, 1-4pm at Savikko Park/Sandy Beach Shelter.
- The 2013 Juneau Human Rights Essay Contest three winners were:
- 8th Grade – Alyssa Nauska
- 7th Grade – Charity Lumba
- 6th Grade – Hannah Harvey
- Read all three winning essays.
- December 10 is observed across the world as Human Rights Day. It honors the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1943. To mark this important date and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Juneau Human Rights Commission held an Essay Contest for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Juneau.
- Cultural Dance Fest 2012; Sunday, October 28, 2012, 3pm at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC), 350 Whittier Street
- SUCIDE PREVENTION: “Understanding Suicide; Building Prevention Skills” Tuesday, September 18, 2012; 6pm– 8:30pm ,Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC)
- The 411 on 211: Get connected, get answers. Presented by United Way Alaska. Alaska 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, health and human services information and referral system brought to you by United Ways of Alaska. Friday September 21, 2012 at 6:00pm at the JACC.
- Flyer of Events
- Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, 6:30 pm: VIDEO “The Canary Effect”, Egan Classroom #112 UAS Campus ~ A video presentation of the historical contect of Alaska Natives and American Indians followed by discussion
- Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30pm: Ernestine Hays: “The Bluebird Effect”: Juneau’s Historical Context”, Egan Classroom #108 UAS Campus ~ What did Juneau Natives face just 40 years ago? 20? Just recently? How does that manifest itself today?
- Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, 5:30 pm: Native Foods Reception, Egan Classrooms #221/222 UAS Campus ~ Native traditional foods come from the sea and nearby lands. Understanding food traditions helps us to understand a people…
- Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, 7:00pm: Fifty Years Involved – A Native Perspective, Speaker Byron Mallot, Egan Library UAS Campus ~Walk in someone else’s shoes, seeing the past and present from a Native perspective. When we understand another’s perspective, we can see more clearly and understand and respect more diversity.
- Flyer of Events
- Saturday, August 6, 2011, 3pm: Cultural Dances, Juneau Arts & Culture Center
- Saturday, June 18, 2011, 2pm: Cultural Potluck, Twin Lakes
- Monday, May 2, 2011, 6:30pm: Cultural Stories & History, UAS Egan Lecture Hall
- November 3, 2010, 7 pm, Egan Library, UAS Campus: Eran Thompson spoke on how to effectively address hate crimes, bullying and discrimination.
- November 4, 2010, 7pm, CBJ Assembly Chambers, City Hall: Human Rights Commission – Coalition Building Event.
- September 12, 2010 (3-5pm): I Am Juneau – Celebration of Literature & History, UAS Egan Building Room 112
- August 22, 2010: I Am Juneau – Celebration of Culture through Dance, Juneau Arts & Culture Center
- July 11, 2010 (2-5pm): I Am Juneau – Celebration of Diversity through Arts & Crafts, Juneau Arts & Culture Center
- June 6, 2010 – 3pm – 6pm: I Am Juneau Kick-off: Juneau International Food Potluck at Twin Lakes
Please note, we do not list our CBJ Boardmembers contact information on the website. However, copies of the board membership lists with their contact information are available upon request from the Clerk’s Office. Or if you would rather send a message to members of a particular board, at the bottom of each fact sheet is an staff liaison email address that you can send comments to. For those boards without a staff liaison you can send comments through the Clerk’s Office by email to: City.Clerk@juneau.org via fax at 907-586-4552, or via mail to 155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, AK 99801. Please note that for our appeal boards, we usually do not provide copies of the board member contact lists as communication with boardmembers on any matter which might be the subject of an appeal or part of a quasi-judicial proceeding must be handled in accordance with that bodies rules of procedures.