The Bowling Green Human Rights Commission (BGHRC)
The Bowling Green Human Rights Commission is an agency created by ordinance on August 1, 1966 by the City of Bowling Green. The Commission dedicates itself to opening doors of opportunity, eliminating discrimination, and promoting positive human relations within the community. The overall objective of the commission has been to inform, educate and offer assistance in resolving complaints of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation. The Protected classes include: Race, color, religion, national origin, sex age over forty (40), disability or familial status.
- To receive, initiate, investigate and seek to conciliate complaints alleging discrimination.
- To promote mutual understanding, respect and eliminate discrimination among all economic, social, racial, religious, and ethnic groups.
- To recommend methods for elimination of discrimination, and secure compliance with recommendations.
- To cooperate with various departments, agencies, and boards of the city and the commonwealth in effectuating these purposes.
- To enlist the support of civic, labor, religious, professional, educational organization and institutions in community activities and programs that will further these purposes.
- To organize community committees and councils that will work toward these goals.
Women of Achievement 2015
The 2015 theme is : "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"
Awards will be given in the following areas:
- Community Service
- Science & Health
- Women of Distinction
- Women Reaching Higher
- Youth Achievement
- Native Daughter Outstanding Achievement Award
- Education (Elementary, Middle, High School, College)
- Women's First
- Woman of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
2015 nomination forms can be downloaded from our website. The deadline for nominations is 4:00p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015. Nominees will be judged only on the information you provide!
If you would like to order tickets, have questions or need additional information, please contact our office at 782-7900.
- Youth Forum
- Jobs and Employment Initiative
- Stand Your Ground Law / Education and Awareness
For information on how you can become involved in these projects call the BGHRC office.