We would like to invite you to “Bending the Arc: Advancing Human Rights in the Commonwealth,” co-sponsored by State Senator Jason Lewis and State Representative Paul Brodeur, to be held on Friday, October 12, from 9:30 am until 3 pm at the State House, Boston.
The Massachusetts Human Rights Coalition (MAHRC, formerly the Massachusetts Association of Human Rights and Relations Commissions) is organizing this event to promote networking and collaboration between individuals and organizations working on human rights issues.
Special guest speaker will be Alexandra Chandler, former MA-3 Congressional Candidate, and the morning program will focus on community organizing on the topic of legal protections for transgender people in public accommodations.
Topics to be addressed in breakout afternoon discussions are: education and advocacy promoting human rights issues; responding to human-rights related incidents in your community; building positive relationships with local law enforcement; and how to create a human rights organization in your town or city.
Lunch will be donated by the award-winning mother/daughter team behind Koshari Mama and Coffee and Tea provided by Starbucks.
This event is free and open to all.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, and express your preference for the afternoon panel discussion, go here.
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Please join us for this exciting opportunity to strengthen our efforts to promote human rights.
The Massachusetts Human Rights Coalition works to promote information-sharing and collaboration. The current Steering Committee members are: Kathryn Bonfiglio, Belmont Against Racism; Steven Bressler, Brookline Human Relations Director 1973–2013; Adam LaFrance, Melrose Human Rights Commission; Gloria Legvold, Winchester Multicultural Network; Sherrie Ann Noble, Racism Is Not A Game and Neil Osborne, Medford Diversity Director.
The Multicultural Network has been an active participant in the MAHRC for many years, along with the Medford Diversity Director, the Melrose Human Rights Commission, Belmont Against Racism; and representatives from a range of communities, including Arlington, Brookline, Reading, Somerville and Weymouth.