Human Relations

The Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission / Human Relations Department (WSHRC/HRD) educates, provides, facilitates, promotes, anticipates, studies, and recommends programs, projects, feedback, and actions for the elimination of discrimination in any and all fields of human relationships.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Winston-Salem’s employment practices are guided by federal, state, and local rules and regulations guaranteeing employment opportunities to all persons without regard to and prohibiting discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, religion, political affiliation or beliefs, national origin or handicap, unless a bona fide occupational qualification exists.

View the online Jobs listing and employment application.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodation

The City is subject to certain provisions within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Should you have a question concerning the ADA, its application to the City, or a request for a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department or the City’s ADA Coordinator in the City Attorney’s Office for further information.

EVICTION DIVERSION MEDIATION (EDM) 


City of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County ERAP - COVID Related Assistance

City of Winston-Salem RUMA Program - COVID Related Assistance

Eviction Diversion Mediation Program Flyer

Winston-Salem Selected to Study Barriers for Postsecondary Students

Human Relations Commission Issues Statement on National Unrest

Webinar:  New America-Displaced in Forsyth County

2020 High School Race Relations Forum

2021 Juneteenth Celebration - June 19, 2021 - Learn More Here

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Help support Second Harvest Food Bank!

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41st Annual Student Human Relations Awards


Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and these unprecedented times, we were unable to hold our annual banquet to recognize and celebrate the 2021 Student Human Relations Awardees.  We invite you to watch this year’s virtual recognition of all of the great work these students are doing in our community.

  1. Tuesday, May 18

    1. Human Relations Commission Monthly Meeting-VIRTUAL This monthly meeting will be held virtually. If you would like the Zoom link, please contact Karlyn...
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  2. Tuesday, May 25

    1. Youth Advisory Council Meeting-VIRTUAL This monthly meeting will be held virtually. If you would like the Zoom link, please contact Karlyn...
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  3. Saturday, June 19

    1. Juneteenth Community Celebration The City of Winston-Salem is a proud sponsor of the annual event to celebrate Juneteenth. Please fo...
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