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Human Relations Commission

Promoting human dignity, equal opportunity, mutual respect and harmony

The Human Relations Commission works to promote human dignity, equal opportunity and harmony among Raleigh residents. The commission also promotes activities and programs for residents without regard to race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, or national origin. The commission sponsors a number of activities that promote diversity and human relations.

Interested in Serving?
If you would like to be considered for service on the Human Relations Commission, please complete the online interest form.

Contact

 
919-996-5740

Address

Raleigh Pathways Center
900 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

 

Mailing Address:
Human Relations 
P.O. Box 590
Raleigh, NC 27602

Staff Liaison
Humanrelations@raleighnc.gov

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Meeting Information

Meets
Meets the second Thursday of each month 

The Human Relations Commission will be in recess for the month of August. Meetings will resume in September.

The public is invited to attend. Join us on Zoom! 

Location
All meetings will be held using Zoom, a free video-conferencing software. No in-person meetings will be held until further notice. 

The public can join the meeting on Zoom or via phone at 1-301-715-8592 with the Webinar ID 842 7921 7143

Agendas and Minutes 
View agenda for upcoming meetings

Activities

The Commission sponsors a number of activities that promote diversity and human relations. Among them:

Read the Human Relations Commission FY21 Workplan 

Members

 

         
Mary Thompson
Chair
Serving: 2nd Term
7/4/2018-9/17/2022

Bearta Al Chahar
Vice-Chair
Serving: 2nd Term
1/23/2019-1/22/2023

Keith Karlsson
Secretary
Serving: 3rd Term
7/5/2018 - 9/17/2022
Avery Walter
Serving: 1st Term
1/22/2020-1/21/2022
Yakob Lemma
Youth  
Serving: 1st Term 
10/7/2020-10/6/2022
Byron Laws
Serving: 2nd Term
6/19/2019-6/18/2023
Crystal Hill-Melvin
Serving: 1st Term 
10/7/2020-10/6/2022
Jim Melo
Serving: 1st Term
10/7/2020-10/6/2022
Patsy Morgan
Serving: 1st Term 
10/7/2020-10/6/2022
Gabriela Magallanes 
Serving: 1st Term 
10/7/2020-10/6/2022
Richard Averitte
Serving: 1st Term
4/7/2021-4/6/2023
Taty Padilla
Serving: 3rd Term
3/16/2020 - 3/15/2022
Torrey Dixon
Serving: 1st Term
2/21/2020-2/20/2022
Zubaida Khan
Alternate
Serving: 1st Term
6/16/2021- 6/15/2023
Eric Solomon
Alternate
Serving:1st Term
6/16/2021- 6/15/2023

 

Schedule to Appear Before Commission

If you would like to schedule an appearance before the Commission, contact city staff liaison, humanrelations@raleighnc.gov, at 919-996-5740.