Last revised April 2002
About the Pullman Human Rights Commission
What Can You Do?
Promote Human Rights
Pullman Human Rights
PO Box 3074 CS
Ideas for Taking Action
Reporting bias incident is a responsible way of speaking out against
|In the Community
- Participate in activities that honor diversity without
creating a hierarchy of oppression.
- Actively help new people in your community and organizations,
including women, and people of different ethnicity’s, ages,
socio-economic status, religions, and sexual preference, feel
welcome and accepted.
- Volunteer and participate in community activities that honor
diversity and for community service work where you can assist
people different from yourself.
- Encourage others to get involved.
- Move beyond your comfort zone.
- Actively recruit members from all groups represented in your
community for organizations, clubs, or groups in which you hold
- Contribute time and/or funds to an agency, fund or program
that actively confronts the problems of prejudice, bias, hate and
- Investigate the position of political candidates and their
activity against prejudice/bias/discrimination/racism/sexism and
- Support and attend events held in the community that support
human rights issues.
Acknowledge and emphasize the fact that
not everyone has to act or look the same in order to be a positive
contributor to the community.
In the Workplace
- Object to racist, sexist or homophobic jokes and insults.
- Organize an inter-cultural music or film festival, or other
activities that highlight diversity.
- Invite guests to speak on human rights and social justice.
- Organize a poster or essay contest to promote diversity and human
- Show films and encourage dialogue on prejudice, stereotyping,
discrimination and racism.
- Examine the contents of television, film, radio and newspapers for
- Identify and discuss the stereotypes and the harm they can cause.
Suggest that your class or school develop a policy statement against
all forms of bias.