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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

TTY Relay: 711
206-296-4329 Fax

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

Seattle: Graffiti Prevention and 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 Institute

Council on American-Islamic Relations

City of Bellevue Cultural Diversity

Council on Size and Weight Discrimination

Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies

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 Legal

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

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Organization for Victim Assistance a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)

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, Teachers, and Students

Tolerance: Dear Parents (video)

Anti-Defamation League, 206-448-5349, POV, "Beyond Hatred – Take Action"

Council on Size and Weight Discrimination

Etiquette for Working with Students with Disabilities

Families United Against Hate

College Guide for LGBTQ Students

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Student Resources "Creating a Welcoming Campus and Community"

LGBTQ+ Student Resources "How to Find and Foster a Welcoming Campus and Community"

LGBTQ Student Resources and Support "Creating More Welcoming Environments for LGBTQ Teens and College Students"

Resources for LGBT Students

Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying

Understanding Cyberbullying in College

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 (a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
Classroom Resources

SPLC Hatewatch
10 Ways to Fight Hate on Campus
101 Tools for Tolerance

WNET New York "Dealing with Tragedy"

To report harassment or discrimination

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

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

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

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

U.S. Department of Justice
Community Relations Service

Region X Office

Love Has No Labels (video)