Tennessee Human Rights Commission to Host Public Roundtable Discussion

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) will host a public Roundtable Discussion in Murfreesboro on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Bradley Academy Museum, 415 S. Academy St., from 3-5 pm.

Public Roundtable Discussions are held across the state every year with the purpose of informing citizens of the THRC’s work and services. The Commission enforces the state’s anti-discrimination laws through investigations, conciliations and mediations. Additionally, the Commission encourages the Murfreesboro community to bring current human rights issues facing the area to the Commission’s attention. RSVPs are encouraged for attendance at the event.

Roundtable participants will have an opportunity to speak to the Commission, ask questions and even submit a formal complaint if applicable. The Commission urges those who feel that they have been discriminated against when attempting to secure housing, on the job, or at a business that offers services to the public to be a part of this event that is free and open to the public.

The THRC encourages you to share this free, educational event with friends and colleagues. To RSVP for one or both of these events, call 615-253-1608 or register online at http://murfreesborort.eventbrite.com   

The THRC safeguards individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education. An independent state agency, the Commission is responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Human Rights Act and the Tennessee Disability Act which prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age (40 and over in employment), familial status (housing only) and retaliation in employment, housing and public accommodations. To file a complaint of discrimination or to receive additional information, please call 1-800-251-3589 or visit www.tn.gov/humanrights.