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. Presentation: Equity & Inclusion Office Executive Director Betsy Allen

4. Review and approval of September 2019 minutes 

5. Executive Director’s Report 

6. September meeting follow up: 
• Danehy Park Day - feedback
• 9/21/19 CDSC Mediation training – feedback
• Commissioner Kourabas outreach at 9/12/19 CDD/Housing event - feedback
• Invite CPSD Dep. Supt. Turk to present again in/around April 2020 on progress on CPSD/CRLS equity and inclusion efforts (invitation sent; no date confirmed yet)
• CHRC Co-sponsorship of “Pride & Progress: Film Festival & Symposium” on Saturday 10/25/19 – need flyer to promote
• Decision on rescheduling date of January 2020 CHRC meeting from 1/2/20 to 1/9/20
• Follow-up from any Commissioner’s attendance at recent conferences, workshops or forum about civil rights topics
• Last Hate Crimes Presentation (S. DeMarco: Jan. 2019)
• Last Demographics Presentation (C. Cook: December 2017)

7. New Business: 
• CCPD ED/staff available to present at December 5th CHRC mtg  - vote to approve

8. Outreach:
• Crystal working with PIO Intern Designer on layout for general CHRC brochure
• Possible CHRC presentation at CPD Stakeholders Mtg in in January 2020 (date?)

9. Future Planning

10. On the bench
• Outreach to CRLS Guidance Counselors – they may know about students’ family housing issues?  (Michael K)
• Potential new sites for CHRC presentations: Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge Libraries, Vet’s Services, CRLS
• Baby U – Lead Law/Family Status discrimination – Possible outreach to spring Saturday classes? Volunteers? [dates/times?]

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