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.
Sep17EventSeptember Public Meeting9:30 am to 10:30 amEvent
September Public MeetingSeptember 17, 20219:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hourTopic: PCHR Public Meeting for September 2021 Time: Sep 17, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86939273764?pwd=Y2FXYXhhUjg2UFkvRi9YclVSRktnZz09 Meeting ID: 869 3927 3764 Passcode: 274080
Oct15EventPCHR Public Session for October 20219:30 am to 10:30 amEvent
PCHR Public Session for October 2021October 15, 20219:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hourTime: Oct 15, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87882665630?pwd=TFRXYUlTMGVsREJyYVF2NHpyV0tLdz09 Meeting ID: 878 8266 5630 Passcode: 762387 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kenN79YOL8
Nov19EventPCHR Public Session for November 20219:30 am to 10:30 amEvent
PCHR Public Session for November 2021November 19, 20219:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hourTime: Nov 19, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81778567687?pwd=NWVxOW92VVlRdjhqMVBQOXZkMVduUT09 Meeting ID: 817 7856 7687 Passcode: 488838 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbTUkqz31n