1st Annual Tiffany Joslyn Human Rights Forum
On Thursday, May 11, 2017, The Arlington County’s Human Rights Commission held the 1st Annual Tiffany Joslyn Human Rights Forum, “Broadening the Rainbow: Hidden Voices within the LGBT Community,” at Walter Reed Community Center. Community leaders, subject matter experts, and advocates discussed how to protect the rights of the County’s lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) community and the challenges of upholding the rights of all people in the County.
Overcoming Employment Barriers for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities
On July 13, 2017, Arlington County Human Rights Commission annual forum offered an opportunity for employers to learn about human rights issues including equal employment, organizational development, demography, and workforce psychology.
Representatives from the Arlington Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, professors from George Mason and George Washington Universities and other human resources representatives from various private organizations participated. A panel of experts discussed issues related to overcoming barriers for the employment and advancement of females and minorities in the workplace, including how to identify barriers and help overcome them to create a more diverse workforce.
The 2017 James B. Hunter Human Rights Awards ceremony to honor 2017’s winners was held on December 14, 2017.