Human Rights Committee


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.


Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month from 7:30 - 9:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.  The location of the meeting (either at Town Hall and /or via Zoom) will be publicly posted with the agenda at least 48 hours in advance of each meeting.  All members of the Needham community are welcome to participate in the committee's activities and meetings.

September 15, 2022

October 20, 2022  Canceled

November 17, 2022

December 15, 2022

January 19, 2023

February 16, 2023

March 16, 2023

*April 27, 2023

May 18, 2023

June 15, 2023

No regularly scheduled meetings in July and August.


All residents of the Town of Needham are welcome to participate in the committee’s activities and meetings.

Tina Burgos, ChairRinaz Mala Mohamed
Nathaniel HymanEmerson Ward
Cynthia GanungLisa Mesicek
Jennifer Howard SchroederAlbert "Bud" Schram
Kerry HurwitchMarlene Schultz
Amelia KleinFinn McKeon
Lt. Belinda Carroll (Police Liaison)
Updated June 2022