The Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement (OCRWE) will culminate it’s 28th Annual Civil Rights Week with the Civil Rights Black-Tie Gala, Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Baltimore Convention Center starting at 6:30pm with a VIP reception. The theme of the week is B.I.A.S: Bringing Inherent Assumptions to Surface. The week of events brought more than several thousand individuals of various backgrounds together to address, educate, and inform individuals on issues surrounding Civil Rights locally and nationally. Our hope and our aim was to spark continuous conversations on equity, build partnerships, and empower and build up advocates for social justice within the city and greater Baltimore region.
Tonight’s gala will bring together 1,000 attendees made up of this state’s corporate and business leaders, highly-recognized national and local leaders, social justice pioneers, and regarded philanthropic leaders from across this state and country.
The Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement (OCRWE) is a Baltimore City agency that is devoted to upholding federal and local civil rights and wage laws. The overarching mission of the OCRWE is to carry out activities to eliminate discrimination and protect individual civil rights. There are three commissions and one board housed within the OCRWE: The Community Relations Commission, the Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities, the Wage Commission, and the Civilian Review Board.