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"Score, but was recently turned down for a loan tonight, a promotion, where we're because of a previous injury. I couldn't get into the grocery store because the entrance was not wheelchair accessible, the Indiana. Civil rights commission reminds you the discrimination, still happens. If you feel that you've been the victim of discrimination called Indian civil rights commission at one eight six six three three two four seven four eight or visit our website. I n dot gov slash ICRC. This message is brought to you by state of Indiana. Civil rights commission. Welcome back to Indiana. Issues. I'm looking Bazi editor publisher of indie, politics at org, while the Indiana civil rights commission is preparing for a major conference, two weeks, which they say, we'll have some important information that they want to get out to the public. Join us in studio going a little more detail is Lisa. Well, she's a director of external affairs for the agency, Lisa think of any part of our program today. Thanks for having me. So how are things at the civil rights commission. They are great. We are very, very busy. Obviously preparing for this conference along with all the other outreach in education work, that we do, of course serving as the enforcement agency for the civil rights laws of the state of Indiana. So moment, ask you just so people who may not be familiar, what exactly does civil rights commission to share chart? So as I said, we are the civil rights law enforcement agency for the state of Indiana. So what that means is a win someone suspects that they have experienced discrimination in the areas of employment or education, getting fair housing or public accommodation. They call our office that can. Gets processed and investigated by our staff. And if it has been determined that discrimination has occurred. Then we process that case and. Impose penalties. And, you know, any other no Honey determine if some discrimation has taken place. How do you how do you figure? There's like, is it a hearing or how does that work? Well, a lot of that happens during the investigative process. So there will be a lot of conversations with the complainant, and the respondent to find out exactly what occurred under what circumstances, it occurred are there policies in place where maybe people aren't intending to discriminate, but because of these policies, it is occurring. Does things are born out through the investigation process. And then at the end of that process it is determined that there was, there was a cause or no cost. So any case that is found to be caused moves onto the administrative law? Judge, then I want to remind people to that flexing, just because somebody makes a claim or is accused that doesn't mean discrimination actually happened. That's what we have an investigation on the process for to the bottom of all that. Exactly. Exa-. Exactly. So yeah, that's, that's what we're here for. We're not always the the bad guys. We do have a mediation process where we bring complainants and respondents together to resolve an issue and sometimes it's not going through the courts. It's it's not just punitive. There could be retraining involved, and we're here to guide them through that process as well if both parties agree to things like that. Always remind people about the civil rights commission is say, no, they're not the bad guy who run around look for discrimination under every rock that you guys do a lot of like say your job is part outreach to let people know. Hey, here's what the law says. Here's what it means. Here's why. No, you can't discriminate somebody because there are single mom or because they have a disability. And sometimes people just may not may not know exactly, exactly. And that's, that's a big part of our education and outreach. We don't just want to show up in punitive role. We really want to help organizations who want to do the right thing be, they don't necessarily know what that looks like. And that's what we're here for. Our training programs as well. With this. She is with the external affairs for the unions the rest, but she got a big conference coming up in a couple of weeks. So what exactly will you guys be doing? Okay. Yes. This is a unique Kirstein thing for us. We're going to be having four different learning tracks, and we're bringing people from across a broad range of industries, and disciplines to learn about civil rights, their first track is going to be enforcement training. So a lot of the people that are doing what we do at the civil rights commission that are investigating these claims they're going to be getting that training there. We're offering continuing legal education. So people will be able to get the latest updates in civil rights law policy updates so a lot of attorneys policymakers anyone in the in the civil rights law and policy ecosystem would be interested in that track. We are offering a civil rights history and advocacy track. And that's going to be for a lot of folks who are just interested in the history of civil rights, community organizations, grassroots organizations and nonprofits would be really interested in the information that's going to be shared there. And finally. We are going to be offering a diversity and inclusion track, which we were talking about some organizations want to do the right thing. They know that diversity and inclusion is actually good for business. In addition to being just the right thing to do, but they don't really know how to build a really robust diversity and inclusion program. So we're going to have experts in who are going to be able to share their knowledge and explain what that looks like on when the rubber meets the road and how to build that out. Now. How do you tell people at least with the civil rights commission is our guest today? How do we make it clear to people that when it comes to diversity and inclusion, it's actually a good thing? It's not just diversity for diversity sake because we says, okay, I got up like over here. I got a little over here. Somebody will over here, some of the members LGBT community. Okay. I'm good. I'm fine. Right. Right. Well, there's, there's two things. One is obviously you want to have the biggest talent pool you can possibly. Obtain. Right. And so if you are either implicitly or we hope not explicitly excluding any kind of demographic, or any group from your talent pool. You're missing out on knowledge. Another thing is experience and perspective that people from different backgrounds. Bring that can move innovation forward. And it proved communication so also remind people that we're in a lot more diversified than we used to be twenty thirty forty years ago. And so if you're in business, why would you try to cater just one particular niche of people as my dad would always say, everybody's money is green? Absolutely. I mean like I said, you know, yeah, it's the right thing to do, but it's good for business to. Just companies left here. Have you guys noticed any changes in what you talk about with respect to the civil rights commission, going forward say, maybe some of the conversations you guys would have with? This is outrage meal, maybe just a year, five ten years ago is a little different now in two thousand nineteen going in two thousand twenty I think that again the diversity and inclusion is a very hot topic right now. I think that the conversation around that has changed very recently even in the last five years or so. And so the Indiana civil rights commission is really committed to position themselves as a thought leader in helping people navigate that and we really wanted, develop good information, good training, and be more of a community presence and do much more outreach in a proactive way as, as more and more individuals and organizations, turn to diversity inclusion to make a huge priority. So I gotta ask you and your boss. Greg Olsen is good friend of mine known each other forever. Have you ever had a moment where you walk into some someplace and you get all your formation ready together? Okay. Any questions and somebody raise your hand the back in this kind of mouth or something you like seriously? Did you just ask that I gotta because back when I worked with the government, we have a couple of incidents where we were out kind of our simmer for the attorney general's kind of like a civil rights person. And so we go and do the training thing, and like any questions and somebody would ask, you know, I it was these people these people what does it stop? I'm like, are you kidding me? I've been very fortunate to not have that, but I'm kind of new. So I don't know. I'll let you hear it hasn't even been a here yet, but I think that a lot of those questions that come up maybe because it may have you scratching your head a little bit. I think it's because people think that civil rights is just for one group of people, very typically I hear civil rights is for African Americans, and that's a big part of the story. That's not being told is that civil rights is for everyone is for everyone's benefit. It is for everyone's protection. And that just tells me when we get those questions that we need to definitely tell the better story, tell the full story and, and keep communicating with people so that in the community. They know that we're here for then we work for them not just one group, but for every Hoosier and just real quickly win whereas you guys this conference coming up. Yes. Okay. So the conference is June seventeenth through the twentieth, and we're going to be at the Sheraton city center hotel here downtown. And I also need to mention that on the evening of the nineteenth June, teen to celebration will be hosting our civil rights awards dinner. So we'll be honoring individuals and organizations who have made after achievements in civil rights in the areas of freedom, equity, diversity and inclusion and cultural vision. So we definitely want people to come out and get a table. Get a seat there and join us for those awards Marin CNN the rights commission on about their conference. It got coming up in a couple of weeks and also cleared up online, people know exactly what the civil rights commission does. And civil rights once again like Lisa's. It is for everybody. Not just one or two groups of people. Right. Right. Can get more information about everything that we're doing, including that conference, enter website. So that's. I am dot gov slash ICRC's. Check it out mushrooming with his we appreciate it. Thank you, a pleasure. Lisa Welsh over the Indiana civil rights commission, and that will do it for this edition of Indiana issues. Remember as always, you can find us throughout the week at our parent website, independent, and also be sure to follow us on social media. You can follow us on Facebook and also on Twitter at Indy, politics or g and also this week on YouTube and Comcast. Comcast is your cable provider. We've got a new edition of our Indian issues television program..

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