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    Human Rights Commission

    Newton Human Rights Commission Event
    Having Difficult Conversations Flyer

    Having Difficult Conversations With Ourselves and Our Children About Race and Racism
    - Lecture by leadership coach and racial justice consultant Madeline McNeely
    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    First Unitarian Society
    1326 Washington St.
    West Newton

    *This program is not intended for children, FREE childcare will be provided.
    For more information about the event please contact Linda Walsh at

    The Commission is empowered to assist victims of civil rights violations within the City and to enlist the cooperation of various racial, religious, ethnic, civic and other organizations to help eliminate discrimination and achieve harmonious inter-group relationships. The work of the Commission is carried out by committees which focus on issues relevant to our community:

    We respond to acts of local discrimination.

    We investigate complaints of discrimination and fair housing violations that are filed with our office.

    We mediate disputes to achieve resolutions.

    We educate the public through challenging and informative programs and discussions on human rights issues.

    We maintain a working relationship with teachers, administrators, students and parents to support Newton schools’ diversity curriculum.

    Human Rights Commission Ordinance 2014