Human Rights Commission Meeting


2nd Floor Conference Room
51 Inman St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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  • City Wide


Crystal Rosa



1. Call to order

2. Public comment 

3. Review and approval of June 2018 minutes

4. Introductions of /welcome to new Commissioners: Yasmin Padamsee Forbes and Michael Kourabas

5. Executive Director’s Report 

6. June meeting follow up: 
• Baby U – Lead Law/Family Status discrim. – Nadia update
• Implicit bias presentation on Wednesday, October 17th at CRLS Auditorium – collaborate with Civic Unity -  updates?
• Freedom for All MA event held on July 25th at Main Library Lecture Hall- related to opposing referendum to repeal public accommodations law re: gender identity – LGBTQ+ CMSN October Town Meeting-type event with youth focus (date tbd)

7. New Business: 
• Online discrimination intake form – English online 5/30/18. Spanish/Kreyol translations drafted/pending
• HRO & FHO – proposed revisions moving forward – moved to second reading at June 25th CC mtg; left as unfinished business at Summer (July 30th) CC  mtg
• CC Order O-10 from Summer Mtg re: CHRC case data/procedures
• CT Human Rights Cmsn Guidance on Non-discrimination in Hiring Veterans (Kuong Ly)
• Housing complaint with “tester evidence” in the absence of an aggrieved/complaining party

8. Outreach:
• Danehy Park Family Day – Saturday 9/15/18 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – need volunteers
• Summer intern distributed anti-discrimination notice to Real Estate Agencies and Notice about lead paint/Family Status discrimination to University Housing Offices
• Potential new sites for CHRC presentations: Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge Libraries, Vet’s Services, CRLS

9. Future Planning
• CHRC/LGBTQ+ Collaboration: Public Accommodations Law Trainings for Licensed Businesses – POSTPONED – Awaiting Law Dept. review/approval following referendum vote in November 2018

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