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Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

Fighting discrimination, ensuring equal rights, and helping build stronger communities.

Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

What we do

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) is the City’s official civil rights agency. We enforce an important set of laws that prevent discrimination and promote equality.

PCHR works to:

  • Enforce anti-discrimination laws, especially the City’s Fair Practices Ordinance.
  • Administer the Fair Chance Hiring law, which prevents discrimination against people with criminal records.
  • Investigate complaints of discrimination and violations of civil rights laws.
  • Resolve community conflicts through dialogue and other dispute resolution methods.
  • Educate the public on their legal rights and responsibilities.

PCHR is led by a nine-member commission, appointed by the mayor. This commission decides disputed complaints and conducts hearings to educate and inform the public.

PCHR works to make sure that everyone in Philadelphia has equal rights and opportunities.

Connect

Address
601 Walnut St.
Suite 300 South
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Email pchr@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 686-4684
Social

Events

  • Feb
    17
    PCHR PUBLIC SESSION FEBRUARY 2023
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    PCHR PUBLIC SESSION FEBRUARY 2023

    February 17, 2023
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour
    Topic: PCHR Public Session February 2023
    Time: Feb 17, 2023, 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87628457688?pwd=ZXFpV2xrZ1pKMndpdWRieWo2U2FSUT09

    Meeting ID: 876 2845 7688
    Passcode: 777381
  • Mar
    17
    PCHR PUBLIC SESSION MARCH 2023
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    PCHR PUBLIC SESSION MARCH 2023

    March 17, 2023
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour
    Topic: PCHR Public Session March 2023
    Time: Mar 17, 2023, 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83065095950?pwd=Tk1QZnE4OWZhZkxCdU16UmFXcUMvQT09

    Meeting ID: 830 6509 5950
    Passcode: 915116
  • Apr
    21
    PCHR PUBLIC SESSION APRIL 2023
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    PCHR PUBLIC SESSION APRIL 2023

    April 21, 2023
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour
    Topic: PCHR Public Session April 2023
    Time: Apr 21, 2023, 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85255120408?pwd=WnJGT1BSNW96ZFR2M1F6c3VJM2oyZz09

    Meeting ID: 852 5512 0408
    Passcode: 136773

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