U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Human Rights Commission Meeting


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

Get directions


  • City Wide


Crystal Rosa



1. Call to order

2. Public comment 

3. Review and approval of June 2019 minutes 

4. Executive Director’s Report 

5. June meeting follow up: 
• Equity & Inclusion Office Director Betsy Allen – scheduled for October 3rd CHRC Mtg
• Mothers of the Plaza De Mayo Exhibition at CPL event Tuesday, scheduled for 9/17/19 POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING
• Danehy Park Day - Saturday 9/14/19 from 11:00 – 4:00
• 9/21/19 CDSC Mediation training – have filled required minimum slots with BOFHE attendees
• Follow-up from any Commissioner’s attendance at recent conferences, workshops or forum about civil rights topics
• Invite CPSD Dep. Supt. Turk to present again in/around April 2020 on progress on CPSD/CRLS equity and inclusion efforts 

6. New Business: 
• CHRC Co-sponsorship of “Pride & Progress: Film Festival & Symposium” on Saturday 10/25/19 (Yasmin) – requires vote
• HUD proposal raising the threshold for disparate impact fair housing cases:
(The proposal itself: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=HUD-2019-0067-0001)
• HUD proposed rule no longer requiring HUD-funded shelter gender policies to be consistent with one’s gender identity – Submit public comment?
• Discrimination in Museums – consider displaying City/CHRC anti-discrimination policy in Cambridge museums?

7. Outreach:
• Danehy Park Family Day, Saturday, September 14, 2019. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
• Outreach to CRLS Guidance Counselors – they may know about students’ family housing issues?  (Michael K)

8. Future Planning
• Look at 2020 Meeting dates for any conflicts
• Potential collaborations with CPL

9. On the bench
• 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?]

Page was last modified on 7/25/2023 4:38 AM
Contact Us

How can we help?

Please provide as much detail below as possible so City staff can respond to your inquiry:

As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper.

Read our complete privacy statement

Service Requests

Enter a service request via SeeClickFix for things like missed trash pickups, potholes, etc.