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SWC & NYC Human Rights Commission Plan Coordinating Efforts to Combat anti-Semitism and Discrimination

SWC & NYC Human Rights Commission Plan Coordinating Efforts to Combat anti-Semitism and Discrimination

Franck Joseph, Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Commission on Human Rights (left) and Michael Cohen, Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (right) at the NYC Human Rights Commission’s Office.

SWC & NYC Human Rights Commission Plan Coordinating Efforts to Combat anti-Semitism and Discrimination

Michael Cohen, Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (left) and Franck Joseph, Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Human Rights Commission (right).

By Staff Writer

Simon Wiesenthal Center's Eastern Director Michael Cohen and New York City Human Rights Commission (HRC) Assistant Commissioner, Franck Joseph, met at the commission’s New York City office to discuss the significant rise in anti-Semitic and discriminatory incidences in New York in 2019.

The parties have also developed plans to collaborate coordinate and in order to educate the Jewish community on how HRC is working to reduce these crimes across the city and prosecute offenders.

The New York City Commission on Human Rights is charged with enforcing the most comprehensive human rights laws in the nation. The commission is a powerful tool to fight acts of discrimination that do not rise to the felony level of a hate crime including bias in the areas of housing, employment, and public accommodations.

The New York City Human Rights Commission ensures that those individuals who are discriminated against in ways that police do not cover have a place to go to ensure their rights are protected.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has announced that it is proud to work with the New York City Human Rights Commission in both educating our communities of its applications and toward using every tool available to fight any level of anti-Semitism and discrimination.

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