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Human Rights Committee
Vote of the Board of Selectmen 12/20/2016

In recognition of Human Rights Day, we wish to remind all our residents that Needham is committed to creating and fostering a welcoming and safe community for all who live and work here. This commitment means we reject discrimination or acts of hate based on a person’s race, color, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship, ancestry, family/marital status, ability, source of income, military status, or age. Further, we remain diligent in celebrating and practicing diversity, inclusion, and respect in every possible aspect of life in Needham. We therefore ask our community to recognize Human Rights Day, finding the humanity within each other and to stand united with those most vulnerable among us.

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Third Thursday of each month
  • Highland Room- Needham Town Hall (beginning in December)
    1471 Highland Avenue
    Needham, MA 02492
  • Please Note that the meeting on June 5, 2018 has been Canceled.

All residents of the Town of Needham are welcome to participate in the committee's activities and meetings.
  • Jennifer Howard Schroeder, Chair
  • Marlene Schultz, Vice Chair

General Purpose

The Town of Needham's Human Rights Committee strives to reaffirm the worth and dignity of every human being. The diversity of our community is embraced and celebrated through the following activities:
  • Education: Advocate appreciation for and respect for diversity.
  • Community Outreach: Organize community events to constructively promote diversity and tolerance.
  • Community Response: We respond to issues that challenge the human rights of any individual or group in our community.

Message from the Human Rights Committee

Protocol for Public Participation

HRC 2017 Annual Report

Send an Email
Contact the Human Rights Committe

Diversity & Discussion
May 24, 2018

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

Needham Library
Community Room
1139 Highland Avenue

Event Flyer

sponsored by:
Human Rights Committee
Needham Free Public Library
Friends of Needham Library
Needham Diversity Initiative