Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law presents "Boxed Out: Criminal Records & The "Ban the Box" Movement in Philadelphia"
In 2011, Philadelphia passed a "Ban the Box" ordinance that bars employers from inquiring about the criminal histories or doing background checks of job applicants until after the initial interview. The video describes the problems addressed by the ordinance and other state and federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination against formerly convicted persons who find it difficult to support their families and contribute to their communities without a job. The video responds to the concerns employers raise about "Ban the Box" by offering the views of executives whose organizations have experience with hiring the formerly convicted.
This video was featured at the 2012 IAOHRA Annual Conference, August 2, 2012 by Rue Landau, Esq., Executive Director, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations/Fair Housing
"Human Rights Are at Home In Eugene, Oregon". This is a short video acknowledging some of the human rights work accomplished by groups in Eugene Oregon. Click here for more information.
Metropolitan Human Relations Commission (Metro) press conference to announce that an agreement had been reached with Rickers Oil regarding the incident relating to the No Burmese Allowed sign posted in their laundromat.
History of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Refections: The Civil Rights Movement