Your NYC, Your Human Rights: March Newsletter


Standing in Solidarity with Atlanta’s Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

The Commission mourns the lives lost in the Atlanta shooting. Asians and Pacific Islanders (API)  have felt this act of hate deeply, especially in light of the rise of anti-Asian discrimination since the pandemic began. API communities have been unrelenting in the fight for justice and healing and we must stand with them. Learn more at
March 2021

Making Vaccination Sites Accessible

The New York City Human Rights Law requires providers of public accommodations in New York City, including privately operated vaccination sites, to make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. With the COVID-19 vaccine becoming more widely available, the Commission and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities developed a fact sheet to help providers make their vaccination sites accessible. Click here to read more.

A person receiving a vaccine from a medical professional

Celebrating Women Making History

Women have transformed U.S. history and continue to break barriers. But in this unique moment, women are disproportionately bearing the economic impact of COVID-19. In honor of Women’s History Month, the Commission is highlighting women who are making history in public life and women at the forefront of pandemic relief. Follow along here.

Images of Stacey Abrams, Chloe Zhao, Vice President Kamala Harris and Yin Kong

Watch: How to Advocate for Asian and Pacific Islander New Yorkers

The violence facing Asian New Yorkers due to COVID-19 stigma has been increasing at a disturbing rate. Learn more about how you can help to end anti-Asian violence and bias incidents. Click here to watch.

NYC elected officials and advocacy partners on a zoom call discussing anti-Asian racism

Fighting for Equal Pay

Equal Pay Day this year fell on March 24, 2021, meaning that a woman would have to work nearly three months (82 days) more than a man in the same job to earn the same amount he did by the end of 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting women and communities of color the hardest, it is imperative that we all work together to end this systemic inequality.

A graphic that reads In New York, for every one dollar a father earns, a mother only earns 77 cents.

Building Our Skills, Supporting Each Other: A Resource Fair About Human Rights, Employment, and Networking,
March 30, 5:00pm
Transgender Man Wins $25k Settlement in Queens Trade School Discrimination Case
– Gay City News, 3/23/21
‘I Am Not Your Scapegoat’: NYC Public Art Calls Out Anti-Asian Racism – NBC News, 3/12/2021
NYC Issues Final Rule Regarding Religious and Race Hairstyle Discrimination – JDSUPRA, 3/9/2021
What Happens When a New York City Landlord Threatens to Call ICE? – The City


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