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 January 2019 minutes

4. Executive Director’s Report 

5. January meeting follow up: 
• CT Human Rights Cmsn Guidance on Non-discrimination in Hiring Veterans (Kuong Ly) – discussion
• “Race: The Power of an Illusion” at the CPL?; in collaboration/Civic Unity?
• Blurb @ CHRC in CRLS DYK newsletter – approved by DYK Coordinator at CRLS
• ED’s discussion with Dept. Supt. Carolyn Turk about CRLS students’ role in addressing racism/efforts to date

6. New Business: 
• FHO:  awaits Legislative ruling on Home Rule petition. Discussion of Home Rule procedure
• Fair Housing Event scheduled (Saturday 4/27/19) at new location (Community Art Center 119 Windsor – Gym and classrooms)
• New Commissioner On-boarding process – discussion
• Local organizations that provide tenant rights info – is CHRC enforcement included in their info? Do Commissioners want to research this?
• Individual Commissioner responsibilities – discussion about roles in context of Open Mtg Law requirements
7. Outreach:
• 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

8. Future Planning
• CHRC/LGBTQ+ Cmsn Collaboration: Public Accommodations Law Trainings for Licensed Businesses – POSTPONED – Working with License Cmsn to plan outreach to licensees and timing of presentation(s) – later Spring

9. On the bench
• Baby U – Lead Law/Family Status discrimination – Possible outreach to spring Saturday classes? Volunteers? [dates/times?]

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