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Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement / Community Relations Commission


The Baltimore Community Relations Commission (BCRC) is the city's official Fair Employment Practice, human rights and intergroup relations agency which is responsible for combating unlawful discrimination in employment, public accommodation, housing, education, and health and welfare services based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and marital status; while promoting intergroup harmony and community tranquility by facilitating the resolution of community disputes and educating the community through intergroup relations and cultural awareness training; and assessing the status of race and intergroup relations in the city of Baltimore. The Commission administers the Victims of Intimidation and Violence Assistance Program (VIVA) Neighborhood Mediation and the Touring Baltimore Together Program, as well as hosts the Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and the International Festival - all aimed at improving intergroup relations. The agency receives and investigates complaints of alleged unlawful discrimination.

Annual Civil Rights Breakfast Meeting

Featuring as Keynote Speaker ~ Educator, Economist, Author & Commentator ~ Dr. Julianne Malveaux
at 8:00 a.m.
Hilton Baltimore Hotel, 401 W. Pratt Street
Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement (Formerly Baltimore Community Relations Commission) (Twenty-four years of offering challenging, empowering assessments of race and intergroup relations) For more information, contact (410) 396-3141 or Visit, search “Community Relations”


Alvin Gillard
10 N. Calvert Street
Suite 915
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-3141
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