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Kentucky Hispanic, Immigrant and Refugee Networking Summit set for Oct. 8

Will he held in Shelbyville

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2015) — The 10th Annual Kentucky Hispanic, Immigrant and Refugee Networking Summit, in celebration of U.S. Hispanic Heritage Month, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Shelby County Extension Office, located at 1117 Frankfort Rd. in Shelbyville.

human rightsThe free event is designed as an educational and informational summit to help people who work for immigrant and refugee centers, non-profit groups, colleges and universities and to people interested in working with immigrant Kentuckians. The summit presents an opportunity to learn about the services available to Kentuckians of other national origins and to learn about the needs of immigrant communities, residents, refugees, and citizens. The event can also be helpful to immigrant Kentuckians who need to learn more about services and opportunities available to them.

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights executive director John J. Johnson will give opening remarks. Topics at the summit will include housing, employment, education, business and more. Speakers include directors from Latino Community centers, Hispanic educators and entrepreneurs, Kentucky refugee agencies, members of the Hispanic media and representatives from federal, state and local government agencies.

Along with the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, co-sponsors of the event include the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, Lexington Fair Housing Council and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, which has produced the statewide summit since 2005, is the state government authority that enforces laws that prohibit discrimination, including the U.S. and Kentucky Civil Rights acts. Among other protections, the laws protect people from discrimination based on national origin.

To make reservations for the summit call Juan Peña at 502-566-9955, or email [email protected]. Sign-in on the morning of the event will begin at 9 a.m.

For help or more information about discrimination, call the commission at 1-800-292-5566. Visit the website at www.kchr.ky.gov.