Juneau Human Rights Commission

THE JHRC IS LOOKING FOR MEMBERS – If Interested – visit the City Clerk’s boards/committees webpage to apply!

The Juneau Human Rights Commission is in the process of  planning monthly Town Halls via Zoom Webinar with each month being a specific topic/focus.  Please check back for final dates/topics.

2022 Meetings & Town Halls

2021 Meetings

  • December 21, 2021, 5:00pm:   Agenda    Minutes
  • November 24, 2021, 5:00pm:   Agenda   Minutes
  • November 16, 2021, 5:00pm:   Agenda   Minutes
  • November 5, 2021, 5:00pm:    Agenda   Minutes
  • October 19, 2021, 5:00pm:   Agenda    Minutes
  • September 21, 2021, 5:00pm:  Agenda   Minutes
  • August 24, 2021, 5:00pm:  Agenda   Minutes
  • August 10, 2021, 5:00pm:  Agenda   Minutes
  • June 22, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda  Minutes
    • Presentation by Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) Staff: Deb Etheridge & Tristan Knutson-Lombardo
  • June 19, 2021, 9:00am: Joint Training Session with Systemic Racism Review Committee, Virtual
  • June 8, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda  Minutes
  • May 25, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda  Minutes
    • In recognition of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month- Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director Leslie Ishii
  • May 11, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda  Minutes
  • May 5, 2021, 5:00pm Work Session: Agenda  Minutes
  • May 4, 2021, 5:00pm Work Session: Agenda  Minutes
  • April 27, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda  Minutes
  • April 13, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda  Minutes
  • March 23, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda  Minutes
    • Presenter: Robert Corbisier, Executive Director of the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights
    • To view the presentation Please contact the Clerk’s Office at city.clerk@juneau.org
  • March 9, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda  Minutes
    • In recognition of International Women’s Day, Presentations by ANS Grand President Paulette Moreno & ANB Grand Secretary Tamzyn Al-Zyout
    • To view the presentation Please contact the Clerk’s Office at city.clerk@juneau.org
  • February 23, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda  Minutes
  • February 9, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda  Minutes
  • January 26, 2021, 5:00pm: Agenda   Minutes
  • January 15, 2021, 12:00pm: Agenda   
  • January 12, 2021, 5:00pm:  Agenda/Minutes

Current Juneau Human Rights Commission Members – Roster

If you would like to send an email to the JHRC please email the Clerk’s Office city.clerk@juneau.org and it will be forwarded to the commission.

Past Meetings 


Human Rights Events

  • Juneau Human Rights Presentation at UAS Power & Privilege Symposium 2020 – YouTube
  • 4th Annual International Potluck – Saturday, May 11, 2013, 1-4pm at Savikko Park/Sandy Beach Shelter.
  • The 2013 Juneau Human Rights Essay Contest three winners were:
  • December 10 is observed across the world as Human Rights Day. It honors the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1943.  To mark this important date and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Juneau Human Rights Commission held an Essay Contest for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Juneau.
  • Cultural Dance Fest 2012; Sunday, October 28, 2012, 3pm at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC), 350 Whittier Street
  • SUCIDE PREVENTION: “Understanding Suicide; Building Prevention Skills”  Tuesday, September 18, 2012; 6pm– 8:30pm ,Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC)
  • The 411 on 211: Get connected, get answers. Presented by United Way Alaska. Alaska 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, health and human services information and referral system brought to you by United Ways of Alaska. Friday September 21, 2012 at 6:00pm at the JACC.
  • Flyer of Events
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, 6:30 pm: VIDEO “The Canary Effect”, Egan Classroom #112 UAS Campus ~ A video presentation of the historical contect of Alaska Natives and American Indians followed by discussion
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30pm: Ernestine Hays: “The Bluebird Effect”: Juneau’s Historical Context”, Egan Classroom #108 UAS Campus ~ What did Juneau Natives face just 40 years ago? 20? Just recently? How does that manifest itself today?
  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, 5:30 pm: Native Foods Reception, Egan Classrooms #221/222 UAS Campus ~ Native traditional foods come from the sea and nearby lands. Understanding food traditions helps us to understand a people…
  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, 7:00pm: Fifty Years Involved – A Native Perspective, Speaker Byron Mallot, Egan Library UAS Campus ~Walk in someone else’s shoes, seeing the past and present from a Native perspective. When we understand another’s perspective, we can see more clearly and understand and respect more diversity.
  • Flyer of Events September 2011
  • Saturday, August 6, 2011, 3pm: Cultural Dances, Juneau Arts & Culture Center
  • Saturday, June 18, 2011, 2pm: Cultural Potluck, Twin Lakes
  • Monday, May 2, 2011, 6:30pm: Cultural Stories & History, UAS Egan Lecture Hall
  • November 3, 2010, 7 pm, Egan Library, UAS Campus: Eran Thompson spoke on how to effectively address hate crimes, bullying and discrimination.
  • November 4, 2010, 7pm, CBJ Assembly Chambers, City Hall: Human Rights Commission – Coalition Building Event.
  • September 12, 2010 (3-5pm): I Am Juneau – Celebration of Literature & History, UAS Egan Building Room 112
  • August 22, 2010: I Am Juneau – Celebration of Culture through Dance, Juneau Arts & Culture Center
  • July 11, 2010 (2-5pm): I Am Juneau – Celebration of Diversity through Arts & Crafts, Juneau Arts & Culture Center
  • June 6, 2010 – 3pm – 6pm: I Am Juneau Kick-off: Juneau International Food Potluck at Twin Lakes

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Please note, we do not list our CBJ Boardmembers contact information on the website. However, copies of the board membership lists with their contact information are available upon request from the Clerk’s Office. Or if you would rather send a message to members of a particular board, at the bottom of each fact sheet is an staff liaison email address that you can send comments to. For those boards without a staff liaison you can send comments through the Clerk’s Office by email to: City.Clerk@juneau.org via fax at 907-586-4552, or via mail to 155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, AK 99801. Please note that for our appeal boards, we usually do not provide copies of the board member contact lists as communication with boardmembers on any matter which might be the subject of an appeal or part of a quasi-judicial proceeding must be handled in accordance with that bodies rules of procedures.