Human Rights Commissions

Human Rights Commissions

The SRBWI Human Rights Commissions are led by black women community leaders and elected officials.

At least ten local women, including two youth, form each commission. The Commissions implement a local action agenda for achieving economic and social justice.


Organized 11 Human Rights Commissions across the 3 states who have attended school board meetings to demand accountability, sought to diversify the teaching workforce, fought for full funding of k-12 and early childhood education, worked in collaboration on immigration issues, provided access to health care for their communities, and participated in state and national forums to inform policy makers about challenges in their communities

Get Involved

To establish a Human Rights Commission in your community, contact Carol Blackmon at