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Sketch of the celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in DC. Provided by the Moorland Spingarn Research Center

Fair Criminal Record Screening - Public Information Session

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OHR staff will present on the new Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 (also known as "Ban the Box") and take questions from attendees. This is a great opportunity for jobseekers to learn how to identify employment discrimination and learn what to do if it occurs.  Employers are also welcome to attend to learn how the law works.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Emancipation

What is Emancipation Day?

The DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 ended slavery in Washington, DC, freed 3,100 individuals, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and men money to emigrate. It is this legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought to make it a reality, that we commemorate every April 16, DC Emancipation Day.

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