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Do you feel you have experienced discrimination in housing, employment, places of public accommodations or from a state agency receiving federal financial assistance? File a complaint of discrimination with the Commission.

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April Is Fair Housing Month

Join the Commission at several Fair Housing events across the state and for a Fair Housing 101 Webinar. Learn more by visiting the Commission's Upcoming Events page.

Hear from HUD Acting Assistant Secretary FHEO Bryan Greene regarding the 2014 Fair Housing Month theme, Fair Housing Is Your Right: Use It!

Hear from HUD Ed Jennings Jr., Regional Administrator for the Southeast Region regarding the 2014 Fair Housing Month.

View "A Matter of Place", a documentary underwritten by HUD's Fair Housing Initiative Program that documents three personal stories of housing discrimination in New York City.

Commission to Launch Human Rights Hearings

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Join the Commission as we hear from community leaders about the human rights issues facing Tennesseans.

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission will hold Hearings in Spring 2014 in communities across the state. Leaders from community organizations, government, advocacy groups and researchers will bring testimony related to their own areas of expertise. These written and oral testimonies will be included in the forthcoming report, "The State of Human Rights in Tennessee" from the Commission. The final report will include information from those bringing testimony in addition to statistics, trends and information from the Commission's own work, safeguarding individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education.

Hearing Schedule:
January 28, 2014 - Memphis Hearing - Rhodes College, Barret Library Room 051 - View Footage
February 24, 2014 - Chattanooga Hearing - UTC Campus, University Center - View Footage
March 25, 2014 - Knoxville Hearing - UT Extension Campus, Still accepting proposals - Submit Testimony Proposal - Register
May 12, 2014 - Nashville Hearing - Downtown Public Library, Auditorium - Submit Testimony Proposal - Register

Do you have research or a report on human rights issues in Tennessee you'd like to bring to the Commission's attention? Do you represent an organization doing human rights work or advocacy? We are currently seeking individuals to bring testimony. To submit a proposal for testimony, please complete this form. Or contact Susannah Berry at 615-253-1608 or

Recent News from the Commission

TennesseeWorks needs your help.

TennesseeWorks is is inviting parents and caregivers across Tennessee to participate in a short survey focused on their expectations and support needs related to their son or daughter with intellectual disabilities, autism, or other developmental disabilities.

A full description of the study and a link to the online survey can be found at You can also request a print copy. We will randomly select 50 parents who complete the survey to receive a $25 gift card to Wal-Mart, Kroger, Starbucks, or Amazon.

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