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Office of Civil Rights

Commitment to Equality

King County Office of Civil Rights
Kelli Williams, Director
 
Chinook Building
401 Fifth Avenue
Suite 215
Seattle, WA 98104

206-263-2446
TTY Relay: 711
206-296-4329 Fax
Civil-Rights.OCR @kingcounty.gov

Hours: Weekdays
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations from OCR.

Let OCR know if you need a foreign language interpreter.

How to stop hate and value diversity

Graffiti in Seattle and King County

Report hate-oriented graffiti in unincorporated King County: Call King County Roads Services 24-hour helpline to get hate messages removed from King County road signs, buildings, or on pedestrian or vehicle rights-of-way: 206-296-8100 or toll-free at 1-800-KC-ROADS, (1-800-527-6237).

Seattle: Graffiti Prevention & Removal

For removal of signs or graffiti inside the city limits of other cities, contact the local city public works office or street maintenance department.

IN THE COMMUNITY

(all of the following are external links)

American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee

Anti-Defamation League, 206-448-5349

Arab American Community Coalition, 206-545-1735 (Arabic Hotline 206-634-9001)

Arab American Institute

DOsomething.org, "Background on Hate Crimes"

Council on American-Islamic Relations

City of Bellevue Cultural Diversity

Council on Size and Weight Discrimination

Gonzaga University Institute for Action Against Hate

Human Rights Campaign, "Hate Crimes Timeline"

National Crime Prevention Council, "Hate Crime"

One America With Justice for All, 206-723-2203, Grassroots non-profit organization established to coordinate and support critical efforts to make Washington State a hate-free zone.

Lambda Anti-Violence Project

National Center for Transgender Equality "52 Things You Can Do for Transgender Equality,"

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Organization for Victim Assistance

Public Health: Seattle & King County, GLBT Health: Safety and Hate Crimes

Tolerance.org (a Web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
"
Speak Up! - Responding to Everyday Bigotry"

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
"
Q&A About Employer Responsibilities Concerning the Employment of Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, and Sikhs,"
"
Q&A About the Workplace Rights of Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, and Sikhs under the Equal Employment Opportunity Laws"
"
Employment Discrimination Based on Religion, Ethnicity, or Country of Origin"

FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

Tolerance: Dear Parents (video)

Anti-Defamation League, 206-448-5349

PBS.org, POV, "Beyond Hatred – Take Action"

Empowering Children in the Aftermath of Hate: A Guide for Educators and Parents"

Council on Size and Weight Discrimination

Families United Against Hate

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, Kids Project

Partners Against Hate
Parents and Families Against Hate
Educators Against Hate

Safe Schools Coalition

Stop the Hate, Stop the Hate provides trainings and resources on how to prevent/respond to hate crimes and bias incidents at colleges and universities across the United States.

Teaching for Change

Tolerance.org (a Web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
The ABCs of Sexual Orientation
Classroom Resourcees
Publications

SPLC Hatewatch, 10 Ways to Fight Hate
10 Ways to Fight Hate on Campus
101 Tools for Tolerance
Respond to Hate at School
Mix It Up At Lunch

WNET, NY, "Dealing with Tragedy"

To report harassment or discrimination, call:

King County Office of Civil Rights
206-263-2446 (TTY Relay: 711)

Seattle Office for Civil Rights
206-684-4500 (684-4503 TTY)

Tacoma Human Rights
253-591-5151 (253-591-5153 TTY)

Washington State Human Rights Commission
1-800-605-7323 (1-800-300-7525 TTY)

U.S. Department of Justice
Community Relations Service
Region X office
206-220-6700
www.usdoj.gov/crs/crs.htm