Commission employee speaking at a podium with blue banner behind him that reads in white lettering, "NYC Human Rights. If you feel you've been a victim of discrimination, we can help. @NYCCHR."
Commission Associate Human Rights Specialist Ryan DuBois speaking at our "Elevating Youth Voices and Human Rights Through Art" event, February 2020 (Photo Credit: Afrikanspot LLC)

The NYC Commission on Human Rights combats discrimination and fights to ensure that everyone can live in, work in, or visit New York City free from discrimination and harassment. The Commission regularly hosts and participates in events in all five boroughs of New York City.

Upcoming Community Events

Rights Here. Right Now. 

Tune in to WCHR 90.3 FM on Monday, April 29th for the second episode of CCHR’s radio show Rights Here. Right Now. From 2:00pm-3:00pm on the last Monday of every month, Commission staff will discuss different facets of the city’s Human Rights Law live on the air and answer questions New Yorkers have about discrimination in the workplace, housing spaces, and public spaces. 

Date: Monday, April 29, 2024 
Station: WHCR 90.3 FM
Time: 2:00 PM

Lawful Source of Income Housing Resource Fair

CCHR and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will host a housing resource fair in Inwood. Based on data from Unlock NYC, Inwood and Washington Heights have the highest source of income discrimination complaints in Manhattan. We will be partnering with various city agencies and tenant advocacy organizations to provide resources to tenants in the community. 

Date: Thursday, April 11th
Location: Harold O. Levy School
650 Academy Street, New York, NY 10034
Time: 6:00 PM

Commission Workshops

Among our monthly events, our staff works with organizations to provide free workshops to educate staff and community members about their rights and obligations under the law. Check out our full list of workshops. You may request a workshop for your organization. If you would like to schedule a meeting or workshop at your office, please call one of our Community Service Centers or dial 311 and ask for Human Rights. Many Commission workshops below are being offered virtually.

Know Your Obligations and Human Rights Law - Virtual Workshop

These workshops are offered regularly, per our schedule below, or on-demand. Please RSVP to, let us know which date/time you are interested in, and we will provide you with registration link.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 10:00am
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 11:30am (Spanish)
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 10:00am
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 10:00am
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 10:00am
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 11:30am (Spanish)
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 10:00am
Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 10:00am

City Human Rights Law and Discrimination in Housing Course

This course offers a brief introduction of the NYC Human Rights Law and addresses in detail specific protections, especially lawful source of income discrimination and protections for people with disabilities. It ends with providing information on potential consequences when the law is violated and offers best practices for brokers. 

CE Credits: 1.5 for real estate salesperson or broker for real estate license continuing education credit (NYCEM). 

Location: Spector Hall at 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007

Dates/Time: April 24, 2024; June 26, 2024 - 3:00 - 4:30pm

RSVP Required: (please indicate the date you are interested in attending)