Educating Californians about our civil rights laws is one of the primary goals of the Civil Rights Department (CRD), in order to help ensure everyone is aware of their rights and obligations, and to help prevent discrimination from even occurring. CRD provides a range of educational resources, including email updates, electronic and print publications, visual media, and training. You can also contact CRD directly with questions or requests.

  • Publications

Request a Speaker or Training

Request a CRD representative attend and speak at your event or training with the Speaking Engagement Request Form (PDF).

Civil Rights 101 Webinar Series

Each month, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) hosts a webinar series on the basics of anti-discrimination laws in California. The webinars are every third Wednesday from 11 AM to 12 PM PT, generally alternating month-to-month between covering issues around discrimination in housing or employment.

The webinar series is geared toward educating tenants, housing seekers, landlords, property managers, housing providers, employers, hiring managers, human resource professionals, workers, job seekers, and the general public of their civil rights and responsibilities under the law. The webinars are free and an excellent opportunity to learn about your rights.

Check the public notices and events section of CRD’s homepage for info on upcoming webinars. You can also get information on upcoming webinars by signing up for CRD’s training and resources alerts mailing list here.

Employment Round Tables

The goal of the CRD’s Employment Round Tables is to reduce discrimination and promote equal opportunity. There are three regional employment Round Tables in the state that meet several times a year to discuss strategies to create awareness of the problems of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment.

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Accessibility Information

CRD provides assistance to anyone who needs help accessing and understanding our information. Please contact us to arrange an accommodation if you have a disability or need translation into your native language.

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