NOW RECRUITING: 2019 Citywide Racial Equity Team

The San Francisco Human Rights Commission is pleased to open enrollment for the 2019 cohort of SF’s Citywide Racial Equity Team. 


Racial Equity Film Series

Join HRC for a BROWN BAG Film Series and Citywide Racial Equity Team 2019 Information Sessions.

Join Us for A New MBSK Speaker Series Event: "Faith, Hope and Healing"

Join HRC on Friday, June 29, 2018 for a discussion on tools, supports and resources that have positively impacted African Americans' lives: faith, in both the spiritual and cultural sense; hope, investing in our youth; and healing, ways we can address the challenges of violence, police brutality, poverty and mental and physical well-bring in our communities.  Free registration here.  

Read Our 2017 Annual Report

Learn more about HRC's successful year with community here.  

Report on Cannabis Equity in San Francisco Released

Cannabis Equity TitleHRC, in partnership with the San Francisco Office of Cannabis and the Controller's Office, analyzed data related to disparities in the cannabis industry and provided recommendations for policy options to foster equitable access to cannabis industry participation.  Read the report here



HRC Executive Director's Report on Conducted Energy Devices

 Read the Report here.



Attend an Info Session for the 2018 GARE Cohort on October 31 or November 14 at the HRC

Close-up of design for "From Resolution to Revolution: An Education Equity Summit"

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a national network of government agencies working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all.  GARE 2018 Cohort applications are now being accepted and are due by November 21.  To find out more about GARE and why your government agency should apply, attend one of our Info Sessions on October 31 or November 14 from 1:00-2:30pm.  More info here.   

Join the HRC on Saturday, August 26 at A Help Against Hate Station

Close-up of design for "From Resolution to Revolution: An Education Equity Summit"

Download the flyer here.  Stations will be open at various times throughout the day with opportunities to engage in healing activities and methods of direct action that take a stand for love and provide help in the face of hate.  Other important events are also listed for you to take part in that day.  En español aqui.



HRC Releases Joint Statement with Veterans Affairs Condemning Military Transgender Ban


Read the Press Release here


Join Us at An HRC Summer of Love Event!


As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and Aretha Franklin’s recording of "Respect," now more than ever, we must foster a spirit of respect and love for each other, our communities and our City. Join the HRC throughout the summer to participate in workshops, learn strategies of engagement, and hear community perspectives on the pressing equity issues of our time. View the calendar here.

HRC to Hold Public Hearing on "Healing and Trust: Understanding and Addressing Bias in Law Enforcement" on April 13 


Join the HRC on April 13 at 5:30pm in Room 416 of City Hall to hear a variety of perspectives on this vital issue and add your voice in public comment.  Read more in our press release here and flyer here.  


HRC Releases 2016 Annual Report

SF Mayor Ed Lee

Read more about the HRC's 2016 year in review here.  

New Toolkit for the Help Against Hate Initiative


The HRC is proud to partner with other City agencies to provide resources and take a stand against hate, and has just released the Respect & Love Toolkit & Resource Guide as part of its Help Against Hate Campaign.  For more information, click here.


HRC Convenes Education Equity Summit


The Human Rights Commission recently convened a succesful two-day series of workshops, panels, presentations, and performances where educators, City officials, community leaders, and students helped move "from Resolution to Revolution." Read more here.  More to follow.

Announcing the Help Against Hate Initiative


The HRC is proud to partner with the Mayor's Office, District Attorney's Office, and SFPD to provide resources and take a stand against hate. For more information, click here.


HRC Partners with the Black to the Future Initiative

SF Mayor Ed Lee

Black to the Future is a call to action for African American community empowerment in San Francisco. Read more here.

HRC Statement on the 2016 Presidential Election

hrc staff 2016As the Human Rights Commission, we will use our legal jurisdiction to stand up and fight for and protect the lives, livelihood, human and civil rights of our citizens and the values of San Francisco.


Announcing the 2016 HRC Hero Award Recipients and Award Ceremony!

2016 HRC Hero Awards Flyer

The HRC is proud to honor the following students, individuals, and organizations with a 2016 Hero Award.