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PHRC 2020 Annual Report

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PHRC at a Glance Served as a community liaison for the African American community at rallies to commemorate the life of George Floyd held at the Capitol and Italian Lake Created a guidance regulation that will provide protection to people of African descent when it comes to how they wear their hair Testified to the PA Legislative Black Caucus on our work against police brutality and police training Launched PHRC Speaks Fair Housing in the 21st Century Cable TV Show Participated in Fair Housing Conference Fair Housing Training and Fair Housing Testing Facilitated Race Dialogue on College Campuses Initiative Continued Sexual Harassment and Trauma Informed Training Established a Director of Fair Housing Commercial Property position Continued Antisemitism Awareness Intervention Initiative Participated in EEOC and HUD Continuous Training Graduated 13 PHRC Staff members from the MLK Leadership Institute Graduated 2 PHRC Staff members from the Leadership Development Institute Launched PHRC Social Justice Lunch and Learn Series for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Continued PHRC No Hate In Our State Town Halls Expanded PHRC Social Justice Lecture Series Virtually due to the Pandemic Trained New Staff on the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act Educated the public on How to File a Complaint with the PHRC in all Regions Created COVID 19 Guidances for Disability Protection of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Created Advocating for Social Change Eradicating Racial Discrimination Guidance for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Awarded PHRC and DOC Training Grant Continued Governor s Lean Management Training Continued Diversity Equity and Inclusion Trainings Conducted Unconscious Bias Trainings for Police Departments City of Philadelphia Colleges and High Schools and Corporations Eradicated PHRC Intake Backlog Relaunched a robust Basic Compliance for New Staff Revamped Newsletter in digital format Increased Social Media presence Served on the Governor s Addressing Systemic and Structural Racism Taskforce Partnered with the NAACP Urban League ADL Southern Poverty Law Center DOJ on Protest and Civil Unrest Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 2 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Table of Contents PHRC at a Glance 2 Table of Contents 3 PHRC Vision Mission Values 4 History of the PHRC 5 Pennsylvania Human Relations Act 5 Governor s Statement 6 Chairman s Statement 7 Executive Director 8 PHRC Commissioners Profile 9 13 PHRC Social Justice Committees 14 15 PHRC Executive Staff 16 Office of Chief Counsel 17 Education and Community Outreach Division 18 Enforcement Division 19 Communications and Public Relations 20 Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs 21 Pittsburgh Regional Office 22 Harrisburg Regional Office 23 Philadelphia Regional Office PRO 24 Fair Housing and Commercial Property 25 Social Justice in the Beloved Community 26 Social Justice Lecture Series 27 28 Partnerships 29 Office of the Hearing Examiner 30 In Remembrance 31 Statistics 32 37 Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 3 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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PHRC Vision Mission Values VISION PHRC Vision Mission Values As Pennsylvania s civil rights leader it is our vision that all people in Pennsylvania will live work VISION and learn free from unlawful discrimination As Pennsylvania s civil rights leader it is our vision that all people in Pennsylvania will live work and learn free from unlawful discrimination MISSION The PA Human Relations Commission promotes MISSION equal opportunity for all and enforces The PA Human Relations Commission promotes equal opportunity for all and enforces Pennsylvania s civil rights laws that protect people Pennsylvania s civil rights laws that protect people from unlawful discrimination from unlawful discrimination VALUES l r Ronnessa Edwards Latifah Riley Diana Medley Chad Dion Lassiter Terri Thomas VALUES Equality We believe strongly in the equality and dignity of all individuals We Equality uphold We believe in theof equality dignity of all individuals thestrongly principles justiceand and fairness through our work conduct and We uphold the principles of justice and fairness through our work conduct communication and communication Service We subscribe to the highest standards of responsiveness quality Service We subscribe to the highest standards of responsiveness quality timeliness and professionalism timeliness and professionalism Integrity We uphold the highest standards of honesty and transparency We are Integrity We uphold the highest standards of honesty and transparency We are candid trustworthy credible and unbiased candid trustworthy credible and unbiased Excellence We strive to excel in our work We endeavor to ensure a highly Excellence We strive to excel in our work We endeavor to ensure a highly prepared diverse and competent committed workforce prepared diverse competent committed and workforce Teamwork We build and sustain strong constructive and collaborative Teamwork We build and sustain strong constructive and collaborative relationships relationships Respect We valuetalents employees talents and differences Respect We value employees and differences and treat them with and treat them with consideration and importance consideration and importance Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission 333 Market Street 8th Fl Harrisburg PA 17101 Human 717 787 4410 Email PHRC pa gov www phrc pa gov Pennsylvania Relations Commission 333 Market Street 8th Fl Harrisburg PA 17101 717 787 4410 F 717 787 0420 www phrc pa gov Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 4 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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History of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission For 65 years the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has been essential for addressing discrimination in Pennsylvania Today it is the state s top civil rights agency The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission or PHRC enforces state laws that prohibit discrimination group of 11 commissioners who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate The commissioners act as public liaisons establish policies and resolve some cases that are not settled voluntarily The commission is independent and nonpartisan with no more than six commissioners from one political party The chairperson is appointed by the governor and a vice chairperson secretary and assistant secretary are elected by commissioners each year The executive director reports to the commissioners The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is the only state wide agency that enforces antidiscrimination laws in housing public places and government services The Commission was crafted from two pieces of legislation the Pennsylvania Fair Employment Practice Act of 1955 later changed to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act in 1997 and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act of 1961 PFEOA Both bills banned discrimination based on race color creed ancestry age or national origin A series of amendments to both over time grew to also ban discrimination based on sex and disability The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act covers discrimination in employment housing commercial property education and public accommodations The Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act is specific to postsecondary education and secondary vocational and trade schools The PHRC has had several Executive Directors since its founding Chad Dion Lassiter 2018 Present JoAnn L Edwards 2011 2018 Homer C Floyd 1970 2011 Milo A Manly 1968 1970 Elliott M Shirk 1956 1968 Past Commission Chairs M Joel Bolstein 2017 Present Gerald S Robinson 2011 2016 Stephen A Glassman 2003 2011 Carl E Denson 2000 2003 Robert Johnson Smith1990 2000 Thomas L McGill Jr 1986 1990 Joseph X Yaffe 1974 1986 Everett E Smith 1970 1974 Max Rosenn 1969 1970 Harry Boyer 1956 1969 In an amendment from 1970 the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission as it is known today was born The PHRC consists of a diverse Pennsylvania Human Relations Act Prohibiting certain practices of discrimination because of race color religious creed ancestry age or national origin by employers employment agencies labor organizations and others as herein defined creating the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission in the Governor s Office defining its functions powers and duties providing for procedure and enforcement providing for formulation of an educational program to prevent prejudice providing for judicial review and enforcement and imposing penalties defining advertisement and advertiser and providing for certain forms of advertisement for limitations and for civil penalties Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 5 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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A Message from Governor Tom Wolf As governor I am committed to fostering safety equality and inclusivity for all Pennsylvanians I depend upon the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission the state s premier civil rights organization to lead that charge The PHRC helps ensure that a difference in opinion does not escalate into hate based violence or discrimination Since 2018 Executive Director Chad Dion Lassiter has brought a strong dedication and extensive experience in social justice advocacy to his guidance of the PHRC Lassiter leads a staff that stands ready to confront bias crimes but to also help with the community s healing process The global pandemic made 2020 a uniquely challenging time and it demonstrated that the PHRC has never been more necessary While there are countless stories of neighbor helping neighbor across our state there were also tales of hate crimes prejudicial behavior and coronavirus racism This means more than ever Pennsylvania needs the Commission to help facilitate more peaceful and respectful interactions among citizens I remain optimistic that Pennsylvania will bring more peaceful and respectful interactions and that the PHRC along with the Legislature and the many civil rights organizations will join in this effort to make our vision for unity a reality Sincerely Tom Wolf Governor Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 6 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Chairman s Statement Commissioner M Joel Bolstein Esq These are extraordinary times in which to lead the Board of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission The PHRC is an organization that stands firmly on the frontline of social justice even in the most difficult and perilous times Uncivil discourse and violence constantly threaten to erupt while discriminatory practices must be policed to ensure equality of opportunity for all our state s residents The strength of the PHRC is its unwavering commitment to justice and its extensive experience Each year we investigate and adjudicate thousands of discrimination complaints I appreciate that Chad D Lassiter executive director and his staff continue to energetically move the agency forward despite a year of working remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic I want to thank the staff of PHRC for all their hard work and creative efforts to meet our objectives in these challenging times I want to thank all the Commissioners for their engagement The diversity of our 11 member board is an invaluable asset I also want to express my personal gratitude to Governor Wolf for his leadership and to our friends in the General Assembly for their continued support of the PHRC I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow Commissioners our Executive Director Regional Directors and the professional staff in each of our four offices and to continue to support the PHRC one of the nation s premier civil rights agencies Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 7 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Executive Director Executive Director Chad Dion Lassiter MSW The PHRC celebrated its 65th year in 2020 That s over six decades of fighting for a fair and just state Since becoming the executive director of PHRCn 2018 I ve continued to focus the agency on our mission The PA Human Relations Commission promotes equal opportunity for all and enforces Pennsylvania s civil rights laws that protect people from unlawful discrimination All of us at the PHRC the staff the Commissioners and myself take very seriously our legal and moral obligation to those who have been aggrieved We are tasked with promoting justice fairness and equality Unfortunately in 2020 the need for our services escalated especially in light of the anti Asian violence that rocked the nation Last year as we faced the triple pandemics of coronavirus economic devastation and social injustice The PHRC was impacted by the travel ban policy implemented by the Governor s Office as well as by the hiring freeze imposed as of March 2020 Although we were able to obtain some exemptions to hire employees for certain positions the hiring freeze impacted our agency as not all the vacant positions were replaced Finally we were also impacted by the budget freeze imposed due to the pandemic as we are limited in spending monies for purchasing and project realization The pandemic also brought about an increase in civil tension coronavirus related ethnic intimidation and discrimination that required an agency response One significant thing we accomplished during the shutdown was to eliminate our intake backlog This means that individuals who wish to file with the PHRC now have immediate access to an intake investigator Our work doesn t end until we have helped to restore the peace in an adversely impacted community For hate to abate there must be a healing process Because of the pandemic technology and social media became essential for us to continue to work and do outreach and to craft opportunities for meaningful dialogue For example we hosted our second annual No Hate in Our State Town Hall Series It provided a roadmap for decreasing hatefueled activity in our state The PHRC Lunch and Learn series was another of our virtual outreach initiatives I want to thank the staff of the PHRC who stands ready daily to confront hateful acts and to be part of the healing process in communities impacted by discrimination I also wish to thank the PHRC Commissioners and Governor Tom Wolf who continue to provide support It is my fervent wish that Pennsylvania becomes the nation s model of a just community for all its residents Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 8 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Commissioner Profiles Radheshyam M Agrawal M D Agrawal is a Pittsburgh based gastroenterologist on the faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine He is also Professor Emeritus at Temple University School of Medicine Allegheny Health Network He has over 40 years experience as a practicing physician researcher and medical educator He has won numerous research grants and honors in medicine and is widely recognized for service to his profession and community Dr Agrawal s government appointments include serving on the Pa State Board of Medicine the Federation of State Medical Boards the Asian American and Pacific Advisory Council for the Pa Attorney General s Office the Governor s Advisory Commission for Asian American Affairs the Health Care Advisory Board for the 110th Congress and the Pa Medical Legal Advisory Board on Elderly Abuse and Neglect Radheshyam M Agrawal MD was appointed to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission on June 3 2014 and reappointed for a full five year term in 2014 and in 2019 Chairman M Joel Bolstein Esq M Joel Bolstein was appointed to serve as Interim Chair of The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission on April 18 2016 and named Chair in October 2018 He is currently a partner in the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP where his practice consists of environmental law and governmental affairs He is listed as one of the top environmental lawyers in Pennsylvania in the Chambers Guide USA Best Lawyers and PA Super Lawyers Mr Bolstein served three terms on the U S EPA s National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy Technology From January 1995 to July 1997 he was Deputy Secretary for Special Projects at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection In 1995 he received the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection s Award for Excellence In 1999 he was presented the Excellence in Environmental Achievement Award from Bethlehem Steel Company for his work on the Bethlehem Works Project the largest brownfield site in the country He was involved in a wide variety of areas including permit and enforcement decisions and development of policies and regulatory initiatives In January 1999 Governor Ridge appointed Mr Bolstein to a five year term on Pennsylvania s Human Relations Commission He was reappointed by Governor Rendell in 2005 and 2010 Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 9 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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George B Dawson Esq George B Dawson Esq has served as Delaware County s deputy district attorney since 2013 overseeing the office s Anti violence and Insurance Fraud Units He participates in the office s community outreach and is a member of the county s Heroin Taskforce An attorney specializing in domestic relations personal injury and contract dispute litigation he has run a private law practice in Holmes Delaware County since 2002 He represents Chester Upland School District as special counsel in student disciplinary and truancy matters Prior to serving in the DA s office he represented indigent parents in matters involving Children and Youth Services in Master Juvenile and Orphan s Courts He is a member of Delaware County Bar Association Pennsylvania School Board Association and the National School Board Association Mr Dawson is a cum laude graduate of Thomas M Cooley Law School in Lansing Michigan and earned his bachelor s degree in business administration at King s College in Wilkes Barre He has served on the PA Human Relations Commission since 2014 Secretary Mayur Patel Esq Mayur Patel is co founder and principal of Laughner Patel Developers LPD provides real estate development services including the search design development and construction of projects ranging from medical and commercial office building to hotels Prior to founding LPD Mr Patel served as general counsel to Hersha Hospitality Trust a publicly traded hospitality REIT During his time there Mr Patel helped Hersha move from the AMEX to the New York Stock Exchange and grow from 19 hotels located primarily in the Northeastern United States to 85 hotels located throughout the country As general counsel Mr Patel completed over one hundred real estate and financial transactions as well as assisted in the development of real estate projects throughout the East Coast including New York City Philadelphia and Harrisburg Mr Patel graduated from Randolph Macon College in Ashland VA with a BA in International Relations and Political Science He also earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Villanova University School of Law Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 10 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Michael Hardiman Esq Michael Hardiman was initially appointed to serve in 2016 Mr Hardiman previously worked for the PHRC for over thirty three years For the last seven years of his career he served as Chief Counsel for the Commission He retired in July 2012 His primary work as Chief Counsel centered on employment discrimination litigation In addition he was involved with several urban area school district desegregation and educational equity cases He also litigated sex equity athletic program cases physical disability accessibility cases age discrimination pension cases and private club access cases Mr Hardiman additionally has served as the Interim Executive Director of the Commission on two occasions first in 2011 and again in 2018 Mr Hardiman after retiring from the Commission also served for several years in a volunteer capacity as Of Counsel to the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity PLSE PLSE is a non profit corporation that works in the community to reduce negative collateral consequences for those who have interacted with the Pennsylvania Criminal Justice System Mr Hardiman received his undergraduate degree from Moravian College in Bethlehem Pennsylvania in 1969 and he graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St Paul Minnesota in 1977 Mr Hardiman also served in the U S Army from September 1969 through March 1972 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in July 1970 Adrian Shanker Adrian Shanker is executive director of Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown PA and also serves as Commissioner and Health Committee Co chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs A specialist in LGBT health policy he administered data collection for the 2015 2018 and 2020 Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessments and serves as LGBTQ subcommittee chair of the Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID 19 Health Equity Response Team He is editor of Bodies and Barriers Queer Activists on Health Mr Shanker has been named a Healthcare Hero by Lehigh Valley Business and twice named Person of the Year by Philadelphia Gay News Mr Shanker earned a Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy Practice from George Washington University and earned his B A from Muhlenberg College Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 11 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Curtis Jones Jr The Honorable Curtis Jones Jr represents the 4th District of Philadelphia Pennsylvania Councilman Curtis Jones Jr is a champion for education an ally for criminal justice and the environment He is also a noted expert on community based economic development Councilman Jones has served in various public and private sector positions for more than two decades Under his leadership minority women and disabled owned business entities have received more than 583 000 000 in municipal contract opportunities Councilman Jones serves on numerous boards and executive committees including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Pennsylvania Crime Delinquency Commission both appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf He also serves on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board CJAB as Co Chair of Special Investigative Committee examining City demolition procedures and operations both appointed by Council President Darrell Clarke the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority s Minority Advisory Committee the Please Touch Museum the Mann Music Center the Philadelphia Gas Commission and the City Avenue Special Services District A recipient of numerous community and industry awards Councilman Jones is one of Overbrook High School s accomplished graduates He has furthered his scholastic achievements by attending the University of Pennsylvania s Fels School of Government completing studies at Boston University s A C C A program and receiving a Master s certificate in Contract Compliance in conjunction with the University of Alabama Vice Chair Dr Raquel O Yiengst Dr Raquel O Yiengst was born and raised in Puerto Rico Upon graduation from high school her parents sent her to continue her studies at the University of St Mary s in Kansas where she received a bachelor s degree in Child Development and Family Life She returned to Puerto Rico where she met and married a man from Reading Pa where she has resided until present She received a master s degree in Guidance and Counseling at Kutztown University and a Doctor s degree in Urban and Bilingual Education from Temple University She worked for the Reading School District as Director of Bilingual Education until her retirement While working there she was appointed as a Commissioner to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission a position she has held for the last 43 years She is presently the Vice Chair of the Commission and the Chair of the Education and Equity Committee Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 12 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Aleena Y Sorathia Esq Aleena Sorathia is an associate in the Litigation and Labor Employment groups of Ahmad Zaffarese LLC Aleena s practice focuses on representing small to large businesses as well as government entities in civil litigation and employment matters During her time at Ahmad Zaffarese Ms Sorathia has represented clients in matters involving the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act Title VII the Americans with Disabilities Act the Family Medical Leave Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act Ms Sorathia has also aided clients in matters related to contract disputes and business formation Outside of work Ms Sorathia is dedicated to serving the Greater Philadelphia community Ms Sorathia is passionate about mentoring young women and participates in mentorship programs for schools in the Philadelphia area Additionally Ms Sorathia volunteers with the Villanova University School of Law s Minority Alumni Society s Mentoring Program to guide young law students in their professional development Ms Sorathia also provides shadowing opportunities to college students interested in the practice of law through the University of Richmond s Alumni Society Additionally Ms Sorathia sits on the Board of Directors of two non profit organizations Year Up Greater Philadelphia and Break Away She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania and co chairs the Civil Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association On June 18 2018 the Pennsylvania Senate confirmed her appointment to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 13 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Social Justice Committees Educational Equity Committee The Educational Equity Committee s EEC principle objective is to recognize that there are harmful inequities in many aspects of the Commonwealth s educational policies and practices and to ensure that the PHRC takes all appropriate measures within its jurisdiction to address inequities whether they are found in academic programs vocational programs or programs for special needs students The committee works to initiate open communication and begin constructive dialog with school districts that are experiencing educational inequities and render assistance wherever possible Furthermore the committee helps to identifying skill sets that are needed by prospective employees Chair Dr Raquel Yiengst Lead Carl Summerson Esq Fair Housing Committee The Fair Housing Committee FHC is dedicated to expanding the PA Human Relations Commission s activities beyond the traditional role of enforcement by leading statewide discussions regarding affirmatively furthering fair housing and housing disparities within protected classes The FHC seeks to collaborate with other agencies and stakeholders to advocate for equitable policies projects and solutions that will lead to true equality in housing throughout the Commonwealth Chair Mayur Patel Esq Lead Adrian Garcia Policy PHRA Committee The purpose of the Policy PHRA Committee PPC of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is to effectuate the policy goals of the Commission by spearheading efforts to enact support lobby and provide guidance regarding issues relating to unlawful discrimination in employment housing public accommodations and education The committee reviews issues of relevance to the Commission drafts guidance alerts and educates the Commission on novel approaches to strengthen protections offered by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act Chair Aleena Sorathia Esq Lead Guerline L Laurore Esq Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 14 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Police Community Relations Committee The Police Community Relations PCR Committee recognizes that there are harmful inequities in many aspects of the Commonwealth s criminal justice system police policies and practices that contribute to the disparate treatment of racial ethnic and religious minorities as well as LGBTQ or gender nonconforming persons Our primary goal is to ensure that the PHRC takes all appropriate measures within its jurisdiction to address inequities whether they are found in criminal justice programs police policies patterns or practices as it relates to marginalized communities Chair Councilman Curtis Jones Jr Lead Tameka Hatcher MBA Diversity Inclusion Committee The purpose of the Diversity Inclusion Committee is to foster a workplace environment which models best practices for state agencies and organizations Diversity is the entire range of human differences that includes but is not limited to race ethnicity gender gender identity and expression sexual orientation age socioeconomic status veteran status physical and cognitive ability or attributes religious affiliation national origin citizenship and political beliefs Inclusion is involvement and empowerment where the inherent worth and dignity of all people is recognized A diverse and inclusive work environment promotes and sustains a sense of belonging it values and respects the talents beliefs backgrounds and ways of living of its workforce The PHRC recognizes that it serves citizens from various races ethnicities and communities across the Commonwealth Understanding the impact that racial identity and professional responsibility have on the communities we serve the Diversity Committee will dedicate resources to studying issues of racial inequalities Chair Mayur Patel Esq Lead Samuel Rivera Esq PHRC Program Community Outreach Training Committee Meeting The purpose of the Program Outreach Training Committee of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is to spearhead monitor and support activities of the PHRC leadership staff and advisory councils as it applies to public education outreach and training This committee also helps to identify training and educational needs both internally and externally to fulfill the Commission s responsibility to promote and instill best practices of equity diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the community Chair Michael Hardiman Esq Lead Laura Argenbright Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 15 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Executive Office Staff The purpose of the Department is to assist the PA Human Relations Commission and its Executive Director with all administrative duties The Executive Office Administration Department oversees a variety of programs and services relating to personnel and including purchasing budgeting technology facility management real estate automotive management special projects Anja Mijocevic has been with the Commission for two years and works directly with the Executive Director and Communication Director She is the liaison between our agency and HR OA and the Governor s Office for all agency related actions She is responsible for Executive Team planning and maintains our calendars She is solely responsible for posting open positions and maintaining job descriptions Anja oversees all our purchasing and maintains the budget for reporting purposes Anja coordinates special projects as directed by the Executive Director in addition to her normal course of work Carrie Peace Simmons was born and raised in Paterson New Jersey and is now a resident of the great city of Harrisburg PA for 11 years She is an Executive Administrative Assistant where she provides discreet and confidential and administrative support to all senior management staff Carrie holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management When Carrie is not wearing her hat as an Executive Administrative Assistant she enjoys being a wife mother of 2 sons modeling and writing as her goal is to have her writings published l r Andrew Barnes Chairman Bolstein and Executive Director Lassiter Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 16 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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The true republic men their rights and nothing more women their rights and nothing less Susan B Anthony Office of Chief Counsel The purpose of the Office of Chief Counsel is to both appoint attorneys to render advice to Commission members including staff and to assign prosecuting attorneys to give legal assistance to complainants appearing before Samuel Rivera Esq the Commission Chief Counsel or the Hearing Examiner The Office of the Chief Counsel is comprised of the Chief Counsel and seven attorneys across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania PHRC s attorneys provide general counsel to the PHRC regarding its administrative and operation functions partner with the Director of Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs to oversee the Commission s mediation program support the Commission s policy and legislative agenda and handle cases involving allegations of discrimination in education Attorneys situated in the PHRC s regional offices work closely with the three Regional Directors as well as investigative and intake staff to initiate investigate and litigate claims of discrimination alleged by members of protected classes as defined by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act PHRA The regional office attorneys also provide legal assistance to complainants train PHRC staff and members of the public and prosecute violations of the PHRA In 2020 the Office of the Chief Counsel was impacted by the pandemic because the ability to conduct in person public hearings was eliminated However during this time HRC attorneys immediately pivoted to another area of need revamping the Commission s investigative policies and procedures and training 2020 Highlights Developed a plan to triage and eliminate PHRC s intake backlog Refined the investigative procedures to allow the department to take a more targeted approach Developed COVID 19 guidance for businesses employers and educational institutions Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 17 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Education and Community Outreach Division The Education and Community Outreach Division supports the mission of the PHRC by developing innovative antidiscrimination training in each of the jurisdictional areas covered by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Tameka Hatcher MBA Act PHRA including Educational Outreach Police Employment Training Coordinator Housing Commercial Property Education and Public Accommodations as well as the provisional jurisdictional area of police departments The division is responsible for reviewing cases of educational discrimination as prescribed by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act The Division provides free training and outreach with the purpose of educating the public about discrimination as mandated by settlements and by request The Education and Outreach Division offers training programs such as Implicit Bias Diversity Harassment and Respect for Police Officers Civil Rights and Teens Anti Bullying for Schools Diversity Training for Employer Groups and Fair Housing Training In addition the Education and Outreach Division is responsible for Civil Tension Response throughout the Commonwealth We collaborate with local Advisory Councils and an Inter Agency Task Force to coordinate responses to discrimination and hate Our local Advisory Councils are the eyes ears and voices for the PHRC in the communities and we rely on them to carry the Commission s message of no discrimination at the local level The Inter Agency Task Force is made up of representatives of government agencies nonprofit partners and community advocates who share information about civil tension in their areas This information allows the PHRC to monitor and respond appropriately to situations 2020 Highlights Created a new advisory council in Indiana Pennsylvania with a full board of sixteen members bringing the total number of advisory councils to twelve Served as a community liaison for the African American community at rallies to commemorate the life of George Floyd held at the Capitol and Italian Lake Stood in solidarity with the Jewish community at a vigil condemning the desecration of the Kesher Israel Synagogue Collaborated with Philadelphia s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services to provide Unconscious Bias Training for its senior management and clinical staff Over 5 000 attendees at virtual forums and town halls held in 2020 50 percent increase in Inter Agency Task Force meetings Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 18 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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It s time for greatness not for greed It s a time for idealism not ideology It is a time not just for compassionate words but compassionate action Marian Wright Edelman Enforcement Division 2020 Highlights Eliminated duplicative and unneeded steps within procedures The Enforcement Division is responsible for a substantial portion of the behind the scenes work at the PHRC We ensure that PHRC processes remain in compliance with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act We accomplish Jinada Rochelle this by managing Director agency reports monitoring the integrity of data in the agency s case management system providing notification to parties managing a transparent appeal process coordinating with federal and other partner agencies as well as providing statistical data to the Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners Built upon team s strengths sharing best practices and the better sharing of information Automated and standardized processes which were inconsistent The Division also responds to data requests regarding the number of cases processed by the Commission from officials including township supervisors planning board members and local human relations commission staffers We work closely with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC and the Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD who are our federal partners Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 19 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Patriotism consists not in waving the flag but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong James Bryce Communications and Public Relations The Communications Division serves as primary coordinator for media relations and liaison between Sr Management PHRC Staff and the public The director of communications plans writes and Laura Argenbright coordinates agency Director as of press releases and November 2020 coordinates press conferences The division promotes all public facing activities manages production and distribution of newsletters maintains digital assets and defines and protects PHRC s agency branding The Communications Division is Renee Martin responsible for Director through relaying information February 2020 to the public regarding monthly PHRC Commission meetings Additional responsibilities include managing the production and distribution of the Commission s Annual and No Hate in our State reports The Communications Division plays a very important role in supporting the mission of the PHRC through public outreach and messaging A core responsibility of this department is disseminating accurate compelling and essential information to the public via the news media social media traditional advertising and public forums From grass roots efforts to state wide awareness campaigns the Communications Division must have its eyes on emerging social justice trends as well as erupting discrimination crises throughout the State The division also works closely with many like minded agencies commissions legislators and civic groups across the state The Communications Division also monitors agency activity to ensure that PHRC is working in a pro active as well as reactive fashion 2020 Highlights Renee George who had served as Director of Communications for 3 years retired in February 2020 Subsequently Laura Argenbright was hired to fill that vacancy with a start date of November 9 Quick transition from a very vigorous program based on personal interaction and on site community activity to a very robust online presence switching to virtual meetings outreach and educational programs More than 70 virtual sessions from March 2020 through December PHRC maintained and increased its presence in the media as well navigating virtual live and recorded interviews Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 20 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Virtue knows no color line Ida B Wells Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs The Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs department develops coordinates and implements with the different departments within PHRC the political and community sensitive development strategies designed Guerline L Laurore Esq to facilitate Director the successful completion of PHRC s initiatives as provided by the Executive Director of PHRC The office collaborates with the various departments within PHRC to develop and implement short term and long term strategies designed to facilitate the achievement of PHRC s goals and priorities including securing new venue streams beyond HUD and EEOC Coordinating the goals and priorities of individual departments within PHRC ensures PHRC is consistent in its communications with governmental and nongovernmental entities alike 2020 Highlights Share relevant legislation with Executive Director Commissioners and Senior management Updated Sexual Harassment Policy and had every employee sign it along with the related Management Directive Worked on Vehicle Policy Worked on LGBTQIA Regulation Worked on Hair Guidance Regulation Facilitated PHRC involvement in providing testimony to the PA Legislative Black Caucus in their work against police brutality Maintained on going communication with the Executive Directors of the Affinity groups Facilitated meetings between NAACP PA State Conference and Executive Director Represented PHRC in several meetings including State Health Equity meetings Disability meetings and several PA Bar Association Committee meetings Mediation Despite the challenges the pandemic brought the Mediation Program conducted seventy nine 79 mediation sessions Of these sixty three 63 resulted in a resolution In eight months the total monies recouped in settlement amounts was 910 843 99 Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 21 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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The hour calls for moral grandeur and spiritual audacity Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Pittsburgh Regional Office The Pittsburgh Regional Office PRO of the PA Human Relations Commission embraces and promotes equal opportunity for all and enforces the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act PHRA which protects citizens Lyle M Wood from unlawful Regional Director discrimination The PRO serves 23 counties in the Commonwealth The Compliance and Housing units of the Regional Office investigate allegations and complaints of individuals who have been adversely impacted or harmed because of unlawful discrimination The pandemic and subsequent work from home order forced the PRO and the PHRC to revise procedures and practices incorporate existing electronic technologies and utilize the experience and dedication to duty of staff to become more efficient and productive in delivering our services to the Commonwealth Investigated and produced more probable cause cases Conciliated more allegations of discrimination Pittsburgh Highlights Addressing Discrimination 286 257 New cases accepted for investigation of 522 received Cases closed 159 484 Amount awarded through 55 settlements 2020 Highlights Despite COVID maintained and improved the operations of the regional office while continuing to provide outreach to community partners Eliminated a debilitating backlog Improved case investigations procedures Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 22 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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I believe there is only one race the human race Rosa Parks Harrisburg Regional Office The Harrisburg Regional Office HRO primarily handles the intake investigation and litigation of discrimination complaints for the 39 counties we serve in the Commonwealth The office enforces the state s antidiscrimination Heather Roth laws in those Regional Director areas through investigation and litigation activities The office also promotes equal opportunity through its outreach and education efforts The HRO is committed to continuing to change the climate in PA through thoroughly investigating cases facilitating resolutions where appropriate and educating the public about what discrimination is and how to end it 2020 Highlights Eliminated intake backlog Met target goals for EEOC case completions Found probable cause in 27 cases Exceeded EEOC case closure goals by closing 326 cases 105 more than the goal Harrisburg Highlights Resolved Cases 932 334 New cases accepted for investigation of 1111 received Cases closed 525 555 Amount awarded through 113 settlements Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 23 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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We need to quit arguing about whether the glass is half full or half empty and instead acknowledge that there s not quite enough water to go around Kate Brown Philadelphia Regional Office PRO The Philadelphia Regional Office addresses discrimination in Bucks Chester Delaware Montgomery and Philadelphia counties The office responds to a wide variety of complaints including discharge from employment Diana Medley failure to hire Regional Director failure to rent failure to promote eviction and failure to provide a reasonable accommodation 2020 Highlights Outreach Efforts Regional Director and Housing Compliance Supervisor conducted a Fair Housing Training at a House of Worship Christian Compassion in Philadelphia Regional Assistant and Assistance Chief Counsel conducted a Fair Housing Training at the YWCA of Bucks County Regional Director and Compliance Supervisor conducted a webinar on How to File a Complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Staff conducted a webinar on the Walter Wallace Jr Tragedy in Philadelphia Regional Director participated in a webinar Leading in Challenging and Complex Times Staff provided holiday gifts and essential items to the Acts Christian Transitional Services ACTS a recovery houses in Brewerytown for women and children Staffing Thankful for the Executive Directory advocacy during the hiring freeze that permitted the Philadelphia regional office to hire four 4 new Investigators The promotion of two 2 Human Relations Representative 1 to Human Relation Representative 428 391 New cases accepted for investigation of 782 received Cases closed 782 539 Amount awarded through 257 settlements Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 24 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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We refuse to believe there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation Dr Martin Luther King Jr Fair Housing and Commercial Property The Fair Housing and Commercial Property division assists PHRC s mission of promoting equal rights for all by keeping issues of housing equality in the forefront of our conversations with housing lending social service Adrian Garcia real estate and Director housing advocate stakeholders across the commonwealth on issues The purpose of the Fair Housing and Commercial Property division is to enforce the protections granted by the PA Human Relations Act and as a substantially equivalent agency to the Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD enforce the Fair Housing Act To that end this department provides proactive and mandated Fair Housing Compliance training to property owners property management companies lending institutions social service entities municipals governments and the community at large Additionally as the leading civil justice enforcement agency in the commonwealth the PHRC s Fair Housing Commercial Property division provides guidance on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing across the commonwealth This department works with a variety commonwealth stakeholder on issues related to housing stability diversity equity and inclusion housing education for property owners property management companies and real estate professionals 2020 Highlights Concentrated on improving deliverables like our Monthly HUD Audit Reports and ensuring that HEMS is updated with the most current information Implemented a monthly Fair Housing 360 Back to Basics session to reinforce the housing team s knowledge base Increased our efforts in increasing our case closure ratio Sponsored variety of high profile forums like the Fair Housing Conference featuring Richard Rothstein author of The Color of Law Held a successful Sexual Harassment Roundtable with participation from Stella Adams Melody Taylor HUD Region III Director Angela McIver Executive Director Fair Housing Center of Southeastern PA Megan Confer Hammond Executive Director of Fair Housing Partnership and featured Housing Supervisor Jodi Bradley as Mistress of Ceremony Provided a Fair Housing training series from highly skilled and respected professional from the firm of Reman Colfax which included Sara Pratt an authority on Fair Housing laws Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 25 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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We are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this Earth what matters is not wealth or status or power or fame but rather how well we have loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better Barack Obama Social Justice in the BELOVED COMMUNITY The BELOVED COMMUNITY is a term often used by Dr Martin Luther King His vision of a BELOVED COMMUNITY included members passionately committed to nonviolence and to peaceful resolution of conflict where people that were once combatants reconcile King had an expansive definition of violence It included discrimination and racism but also poverty homelessness and hunger For King the BELOVED COMMUNITY was the ultimate goal of the Civil Rights movement In a victory speech following the desegregation of the busses in Montgomery Alabama King said the end is reconciliation the end is redemption the end is the creation of the BELOVED COMMUNITY It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opponents into friends It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men This message of reconciliation speaks to the true work of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission The end goal of the PHRC should be the creation and maintenance of our state as a BELOVED COMMUNITY With the death George Floyd and the international cry for social justice along with a pandemic 2020 proved to be a pivotal year The work of the BELOVED COMMUNITY has never been more necessary Under the leadership of Executive Director Chad Dion Lassiter PHRC continues to provide its Social Justice Lecture Series and to strengthen relationships with its community partners to promote and advance social justice within the Commonwealth Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 26 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Social Justice Lecture Series The goal of the Social Justice Lecture Series is to help the community heal by dealing with the pain of racism discrimination hate related violence while reducing tensions Pandemic of Hate Combating Systemic and Structural Racism in the 21st Century VIRTUAL TOWN HALL JUNE 30th 2020 7 00pm 8 00pm EST Zoom Chad Dion Lassiter MSW Executive Director Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Crystal M Edwards Reverend Marshall Mitchell Educator Activist Dr Joe Feagin Professor Pastor Salem Baptist Church MODERATOR PANDEMIC of HATE the pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia scapegoating and scare mongering Lailah Dunbar Keeys Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology Community College of Philadelphia ZOOM LINK https us02web zoom us j 89531150593 pwd WDJPZ1dTanFmMWhqMVMxaTFCTGZEQT09 success Meeting ID 895 3115 0593 Password 525334 United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres Follow us www phrc pa gov www facebook com www twitter com Re imagining Social Justice Past Present and Future Considerations AUGUST 17th 2020 6 30pm 8 30pm EST Zoom RE IMAGINING SOCIAL JUSTICE PAST PRESENT and FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS Chad Dion Lassiter MSW Executive Director Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Thomas Parker Dr Khalid Mumin Superintendent of the Allentown School District Superintendent of the Reading School District Dr Khaleel Desaque Dr Gregory Seaton Director of School Improvement Pennsylvania Department of Education Founder of Analytic Enterprise MODERATOR Lailah Dunbar Keeys Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology Community College of Philadelphia In light of light of the death of George Floyd the world began to ask in this moment that we find ourselves what does social justice mean ZOOM LINK https us02web zoom us j 85353106860 pwd WDlYZUNEZ1k5SHJTdG9vKzJrRXpqZz09 success Meeting ID 828 0832 3678 Password 193618 Follow us www phrc pa gov www facebook com www twitter com Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 27 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Leading in Challenging and Complex Times Part II August 21st 2020 1 00pm 3 00pm EST Zoom PANELISTS Heather Roth Regional Director Harrisburg Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Diana Medley Regional Director Philadelphia Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Lyle Wood Regional Director Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Guerline L Laurore Adrian Garcia LEADING IN CHALLENGE AND COMPLEX TIMES Director of Policy and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Fair Housing Pennsylvania Human Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Relations Commission MODERATOR This two part series looked at leading at our workplaces and communities with an equity lens to ensure diversity and inclusion Lailah Dunbar Keeys Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology Community College of Philadelphia ZOOM LINK https zoom us j 86244186172 Meeting ID 862 4418 6172 Password 914375 Follow us www phrc pa gov www facebook com www twitter com Leave No Child Behind Serving All Children in the Digital Environment OCTOBER 16 2020 4 00pm 6 00pm EST Zoom Who PHRC Special Guests Including the Honorable Representative Dan Miller Paige Joki Esq Staff Attorney Education Law Center Representative Dan Miller State Representative for the 42nd District Khaleel S Desaque Ed D Director Department of Education Office of School Improvement LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND Dr David Bateman PhD Professor of Special Education Shippensburg University MODERATORS and HOSTS pennsylvania HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION Rip Off the BanDaiD Morgan Williams Esq Assistant Chief Counsel PHRC Dr Raquel Yiengst PHRC Commissioner Morgan Williams PHRC Interim Chief Counsel What will be the long term impact on today s schoolchildren and How do we serve them in a digital environment while ensuring equity and high quality ZOOM LINK https us02web zoom us j 85353106860 pwd WDlYZUNEZ1k5SHJTdG9vKzJrRXpqZz09 success Meeting ID 844 4356 8005 Password 253976 www phrc pa gov Follow us www phrc pa gov www facebook com www twitter com Headshot PHRC Presents The Historical Significance of the Marcus Allen CEO Blacks BBBS Independence Relationship Between and Jews Part 1 OCTOBER 27 2020 5 00pm 6 30pm EST Zoom Batya Glazer Rabbi Marcus Allen CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Chad Dion Lassiter MSW National Expert on Race Relations Executive Director of the PHRC Asaf Romirowsky Ph D DExecutive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East SPME Earl Bowen Jr Rabbi Allison Pokras ZOOM LINK https us02web zoom us j 85353106860 pwd WDlYZUNEZ1k5SHJTdG9vKzJrRXpqZz09 success Meeting ID 865 5208 1002 Password 775459 The Historical Significance of the Relationship Between Blacks and Jews Blacks and Jews have faced similar challenges in America They have traditionally been civil rights allies There has also been incidents of Black antiSemitism and Jewish racism How do we maintain a strong vital allyship Follow us www phrc pa gov www facebook com www twitter com Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 28 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Partnerships The struggle for social justice cannot be achieved alone PHRC is continually working to strengthen existing partnerships and develop new collaborations Our Partners Include Local Human Relations Commissions and diversity organizations The PA Department of Corrections The PA Department of Education US Department of Housing and Urban Development US Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission The State Police and local law enforcement agencies Reading School District Interfaith organizations Advisory Councils Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern PA NAACP Cheltenham and Philadelphia Chapters Governor s Office PA General Assembly Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services Urban League of Philadelphia Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 29 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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Office of the Hearing Examiner Office of the Hearing Examiner Carl H Summerson Esq Chief Hearing Examiner The principle purpose of the Office of Hearing Examiner is to perform the adjudicatory functions of the PHRC The office adjudicates Motions issues Rules to Show Cause when petitions are filed alleging a Respondent has failed to answer a Complaint makes recommendation of a finding of liability when a Respondent does not respond to a Rule to Show Cause conducts pre hearing conferences that are approved to Public Hearing and either conducts hearings as Hearing Examiner or advises a Panel of Commissioners when a Panel is assigned to hear a case The department also provides a myriad of trainings internal and external assists local governing bodies draft Ordinances that create Local HRCs and trains and fields questions posed by Local HRC Commissioners For a time the Office also participated as liaison to six of the PHRC s Advisory Councils 2020 Highlights Adjudicatory accomplishments Only one case was assigned and placed on the docket during 2020 and that case settled 39 Motions were received in 2020 12 of those Motions resulted in dismissal on the recommendation or the Hearing Examiner 32 Rules to Show Cause were received in 2020 Answers were received in seven cases and those cases were returned to investigation Seven cases were adjudicated following the recommended for Liability and those cases are moving towards Public Hearing on the issue of appropriate damages Local Human Relations Commissions HRCs During the year I assisted governing bodies of cities boroughs counties and townships to draft ordinances that create new local HRCs I also have trained numerous Local HRC Commissioners in the components of their Commission and in ways they can be most effective Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 30 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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IN REMEMBRANCE Reed Reynolds The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission lost a great friend and excellent employee in 2020 Reed Reynolds was an Educational Outreach Coordinator employed at PHRC for one year He faced the challenges of the job with courage and compassion Reed Reynolds passed away in March 2020 and is survived by his mother and siblings He will be remembered by his colleagues at the PHRC for his warm smile and laughter Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 31 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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STATISTICS FY 2019 2020 Complaints Docketed by Subject Area FY 2019 2020 Subject Area Number of Cases Percentage of Total Cases Employment 1314 80 Commercial Property 2 0 Education 39 2 Housing 201 12 Public Accommodations 90 5 Total 1 646 Basis of Complaints FY 2019 2020 30 0 25 0 20 0 15 0 10 0 5 0 0 0 li ta Re n io at 24 y Di sa lit bi 24 x Se 16 ce Ra or l Co 16 e Ag 11 le tip ul M s as Cl 1 lO na io t Na in rig 3 ry st e nc A 2 us io ig l Re d1 ee Cr er th O 1 s tu l ilia a St 1 m Fa Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 32 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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STATISTICS FY 2019 2020 Top Three Complaint Bases of the Four Categories FY 2019 2020 HOUSING PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION 1 Disability 2 Retaliation 3 Race Color 1 Disability 2 Race Color 3 Retaliation EMPLOYMENT 1 Retaliation 2 Disability 3 Sex EDUCATION 1 Disability 2 Race Color 3 Sex Case Statistics FY 2019 2020 Settled After Probable Cause Finding 10 1 Administrative Closings 2019 20 Filed in Court 109 Settled Before Probable Cause Finding 198 20 Court of Common Pleas 3 Administrative 376 38 Federal Court 106 Average Case Age June 30 2020 429 Days 422 if you exclude cases submitted for PH No Probable Cause 398 41 This does not include time in intake Probable Cause Findings Approved 40 Total 982 PHRC has issued 40 probable cause findings Some cases remain open for conciliation or public hearing Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 33 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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STATISTICS FY 2019 2020 E Employment H Housing PA Public Accommodations ED Education Age Age 40 42 43 45 Age 46 48 40 42 49 51 43 45 Age 52 54 46 48 40 42 55 57 49 51 43 45 58 60 52 54 46 48 61 63 55 57 49 51 64 66 58 60 52 54 67 69 61 63 55 57 70 72 64 66 58 60 73 75 67 69 61 63 76 78 70 72 64 66 79 86 73 75 67 69 76 78 70 72 Race Color 79 86 73 75 African American 76 78 American Indian Race Color 79 86 Asian African American Caucasian American Indian Race Color Bi Racial Asian American African Known Association Caucasian American Indian Color Bi Racial Asian Total Known Association Caucasian Color Bi Racial Sex Total Association Known Color Female FemaleSex Pregnant Total Male Female Sex Other FemaleSex Pregnant Total Male Female Sex Other Female Pregnant Total Male Sex Other Total E 5 14 E 15 5 22 14 E 35 15 5 32 22 14 34 35 15 41 32 22 30 34 35 12 41 32 14 30 34 13 12 41 3 14 30 1 13 12 3 14 1E 13 3 12 1E 0 0 12 E 0 2 0 12 0 0 3 2 0 170 3 2 E 170 38 3 3E 17 7 38 03E 83 7 38 03 83 7 0 83 H PA ED H PA ED H PA ED Total 5 14 Total 15 5 22 14 Total 35 15 5 33 22 14 34 35 15 41 33 22 30 34 35 14 41 33 14 30 34 15 14 41 3 14 30 1 15 14 1 1 2 1 2 2 H 2 Race 216 H 2 14 216 2 H 27 9 14 216 1 27 2 18 9 14 287 1 27 18 9 H 2871 20 18 1 287 H Sex 3 20 0 1 H 24 3 20 0 1 24 3 0 24 PA 39 PA 1 0 39 1 PA 7 1 0 39 2 7 1 3 1 0 532 7 ED ED ED 3 1 PA 532 4 3 1 53 PA 1 4 0 1 PA 6 1 4 ED 3 0 ED 3 2 0 ED 8 3 0 6 2 8 0 1 6 1 2 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 1 0 10 1 1 3 14 Total 1 15 3 267 Total 1 3 14 267 3 Total 34 12 14 267 3 34 3 35 12 14 368 3 34 35 12 Total3683 65 35 5 368 Total 14 65 25 Total 86 14 65 25 86 14 2 86 Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 34 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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STATISTICS FY 2019 2020 E Employment H Housing PA Public Accommodations ED Education National Origin National Origin Africa Africa Bosnia And Herzegovina Bosnia And Herzegovina China China Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Egypt Egypt Ethiopia Ethiopia Germany Germany Ghana Ghana Haiti Haiti India India Iran Iran Italy Italy Jamaica KoreaJamaica Republic Of Korea Liberia Republic Of Liberia Lithuania Lithuania Mexico Mexico Morocco Morocco Niger Niger Peru Peru Poland Poland Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Russian Federation Russian Federation Somalia Somalia Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Syrian Arab Republic Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Taiwan Trinidad And Tobago Trinidad AndEmirates Tobago United Arab United Arab Emirates United States Puerto Rico United States Puerto Venezuela Rico Venezuela Vietnam Vietnam Total Total Retaliation Retaliation Assisted Assisted Filed a PHRC Complaint Filed a PHRC Complaint Otherwise Opposed Unlawful Activity Otherwise Opposed Unlawful Activity Provided Information ProvidedTotal Information Total National Origin E 1E 1 1 1 0 0 5 5 2 2 1 1 1 12 2 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 7 7 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 4 1 1 1 1 12 12 1 1 1 1 63 63 H H 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 11 11 PA PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ED ED 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 Total Total 2 2 1 1 3 3 6 6 2 2 1 1 1 12 2 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 1 1 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 7 7 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 1 1 1 1 15 15 1 1 1 1 78 78 E 7E 7 26 26 470 470 32 32 535 535 H H 0 0 2 2 35 35 0 0 37 37 PA PA 0 0 3 3 8 8 0 0 11 11 ED ED 0 0 1 1 6 6 0 0 7 7 Total Total 7 7 32 32 519 519 32 32 590 590 Retaliation Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 35 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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STATISTICS FY 2019 2020 E Employment H Housing PA Public Accommodations ED Education Familial Status Familial Status Domiciled With Individual Not Yet 18 Living with Parents or Guardian Parent or OtherFamilial Person Status Having Legal Custody Total Domiciled With E 0 0 0E 0 0 Individual Not Yet 18 Living with Parents or Guardian 0 Parent or Other Person Having Legal Custody 0 Familial Status E Miscellaneous Total Class 0E Domiciled With 0 Trainer of Guide Support Animal Miscellaneous 0Class Individual Not Living Status with Parents 0 Familial UseYet of 18 Guide Support Animalor Guardian 0E Parent or OtherDomiciled Person Having Legal Custody With 0 Other Class 4E Miscellaneous Total Individual Not Yet 18 Living with Parents or Guardian 0 Total 0 Trainer of Guide Support Animal 0 Parent or Other Person Having Legal Custody 0 Use of Guide Support Animal 0 Total 0 Other 4 Miscellaneous Class E Religion Total 0E Trainer of Guide Support Animal 0 Christian 4 Use of Guide Support Animal 0E Miscellaneous Islam Class 12 Other 4 Trainer of Guide Support Animal 0 Israelite 1 Religion E Total Use of Guide Support Animal 0 Judaism 7 Christian 4 Religion14 Other Pentecostal Islam 12 Total 0 Association Israelite 1 Religion E Atheism 0 Judaism 7 Christian 4 Other Strongly Held Belief 2 Pentecostal 1 Islam 12 Religion E Total 27 Association 0 Israelite 1 Christian 4 Atheism 0 Judaism 7 Islam 12 Other Strongly Held Belief 2 Pentecostal 1 Israelite Total 27 Association 0 Judaism 7E Multiple Class Atheism Female 0 1 AfricanPentecostal American 8 Other Strongly HeldMale Belief 2 Association 0 African American 7 Total 27 Atheism 0 TotalClass 15 Multiple E Other Strongly Held Belief 2 African American Female 8 Total 27 African American Male 7 Total 15 Multiple Class E Multiple Class African American Female 8 African American 7E Multiple ClassMale Total Female 15 African American 8 African American Male 7 Total 15 H 0 6 8 H 14 0 6 8 H H 14 0 0 6 H 0 8 0 1 H 14 6 1 0 8 0 14 1 H H 1 0 0 0 H 0 1 0 H 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 H 1 0 0 1 0 0 H 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 H 1 0 3 1 0 2 1 3 H 1 3 2 0 3 H 3 0 H 3 0 3 PA 0 0 0 PA 0 0 0 0 PA PA 0 0 0 0 PA 5 0 PA 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 PA PA 5 0 2 5 PA 2 0 0 PA 5 0 2 0 2 5 1 0 PA 0 0 2 1 0 2 PA 6 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 6 1 0 PA 0 2 1 2 6 0 4 PA 1 2 6 2 4 PA 2 2 PA 4 2 2 4 ED 0 0 0 ED 0 0 0 0 ED ED 0 0 0 0 ED 0 0 ED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ED ED 0 0 0 0 ED 0 0 0 ED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ED 0 0 0 0 0 0 ED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ED 0 2 0 5 0 7 ED 0 2 0 5 7 ED 2 5 ED 7 2 5 7 Total 0 6 8 Total 14 0 6 8 Total Total 14 0 0 6 Total 5 8 0 5 Total 14 6 6 0 8 5 14 5 Total Total 6 0 6 5 Total 14 5 0 1 Total 6 5 7 6 5 1 14 6 1 1 Total 1 7 6 4 1 14 Total 35 1 1 6 1 7 14 4 1 35 1 7 Total 1 15 4 1 14 35 1 29 Total 4 15 35 14 29 Total 15 14 Total 29 15 14 29 Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 36 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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STATISTICS FY 2019 2020 E Employment H Housing PA Public Accommodations ED Education Disability Housing Disability Column1 Education Column2 Public Accomodation Total Anxiety Disorder 3 Anxiety Disorder 2 Arthritis 1 Autism 1 Asthma Attention Deficit 2 Disorder 1 Autism 2 1 Bi Polar 1 Arthritis Brain Head Injury Traumatic 1 Cancer 1 1 Cerebral Palsy 1 1 Dequervains Disease 1 1 Diabetes 1 1 Downes Syndrome 1 6 Migraine 1 Epilepsy 1 Fibromyalgia 1 Other 4 Hearing 3 Hand Injury 1 1 Heart Cardiovascular 2 Hearing 2 Post Traumatic Stress 1 Mental Other 2 1 Seizure Disorder 1 Missing Digits Limbs 1 Asthma 1 Autism Bi Polar 2 Cerebral Palsy Depression Downs Syndrome 2 Dyslexia Gender Identity 1 Disorder 1 Hearing Emphysema 1 Mental Other Extremities Impairment Diabetes Heart Cardiovascular 3 Other Emotional Psychiatric 1 Mental Other 27 Other 3 Other 48 Other Neurological 1 Other Emotional Psychiatric 2 Other Respiratory Pulmonary 1 Other Respiratory Pulmonary 1 Post Traumatic Stress 1 Paralysis 2 Seizure Disorder 2 Post Traumatic Stress 6 Stroke 1 Vision 1 Disability Employment Data Agent Orange 1 Gastrointestinal Gender Identity 2 Disorder 1 Hand Injury Alcoholism Alcoholism I 10 Hearing Anxiety Disorder 23 Heart Cardiovascular Arthritis 10 Hip Replacement Asthma Attention Deficit Disorder 4 HIV AIDS 37 Immune System 1 Impairment 1 1 Parkinsons Disease 1 2 Post Traumatic Stress Allergies facebook com PAHumanRelations 8 Paralysis 11 Renal Dysfunction Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 9 Saroidosis 5 Schizophrenia twitter com PA_HumRelComm 6 Seizure Disorder 1 Shoulder Impairment 13 4 1 1 www phrc pa gov 3 2

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Bi Polar Other Brain Head Injury 8 Liver Transplant 48 4 Lupus Brain Head Injury Traumatic Other Emotional Psychiatric Cancer Other Respiratory Pulmonary Carpel Tunnel Syndrome 32 Lyme Disease 27 Mental Other 21 Migraine ParalysisPalsy Cerebral Post Traumatic Stress Cervical Discogenic Injury Stroke E Employment Vision Crohn s Disease Depression 1 Spinal Other Stenosis Neurological 4 Stroke Other 3 Tendinitis Respiratory Pulmonary 5 Thyroid Disease Post Traumatic Stress 5 Vertigo 61 18 Paralysis 1 1 Parkinsons Disease 2 2 Post Traumatic Stress 1 3 21 STATISTICS FY 2019 2020 Seizure Disorder 42 Multiple Sclerosis 6 Vision 6 Muscular 41 Dystrophy Degenerati 2 H Housing PA Public Accommodations ED Education on 1 2 Narcolepsy 1 Disability Nonparalytic 18 1 Orthopedic Disability Employment Data Obsessive Compulsive 161 Gastrointestinal Disorder Gender Identity 2 Obstructive Lung 1 Disorder 1 Disease Hand Injury Other 3 10 Hearing 1 Other Blood Disorder 23 Heart Cardiovascular Diabetes Agent Orange Alcoholism Disfigurement Alcoholism I Drug Addiction Allergies Dwarfism Anxiety Disorder Epilepsy Attention Deficit Disorder Autism Extremeties Impairment 4 3 9 Saroidosis 1 5 Schizophrenia 8 6 Seizure Disorder 1 3 111 Shoulder Impairment 2 53 Sleep Apnea y 5 Panic Disorder Fibromyalgia 13 98 11 Renal Dysfunction 10 Other Hip Replacement 2 Emotional Psychiatric 4 HIV AIDS Immune System Neurological 61 Other Impairment Other Kidney 175 Respiratory Pulmonar Arthritis Dyslexia Asthma 1 11 82 1 1 Ancestry Ancestry United States Puerto Rico E 5 H PA ED Total Asian 1 0 0 0 1 Cuban 1 0 0 0 1 Hispanic 31 3 4 0 38 Israeli 7 0 0 0 7 Latinx 1 0 0 0 1 Mexican 5 0 0 0 5 Russian 1 0 0 1 2 Spanish 1 0 0 0 1 Multiple 0 0 1 0 1 Total 53 3 6 1 63 0 1 0 6 Social icon Circle Only use blue and or white facebook com PAHumanRelations For more details check out our Brand Guidelines 38 twitter com PA_HumRelComm www phrc pa gov

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