Wenham Human Rights Committee

The Wenham Human Rights Committee (WHRC) shall serve as an advisory committe to the Board of Selectmen.  The purpose of creating the Committee is to affirm that the Town of Wenham is an inclusive community that has, as one of its core values, the freedom from discrimination, disrespect, bigotry, other forms of microaggressions, macroaggressions, hatred and oppression, and to reaffirm the Town’s commitment to upholding and defending the rights of all individuals to enjoy the free and equal exercise of their rights and privileges, as secured by the Constitutions of the United States and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

To that end, the Committee strives to ensure that all persons enjoy the equal opportunity to participate in local affairs, including with respect to housing, employment, education, public accommodation, access to Town services, insurance, credit, banking and health care, regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and/or ex-offender status.

The WHRC meets monthly on the first Monday at 6:00pm via Zoom.  All are encouraged to attend.  

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81774405752
Meeting ID: 817 7440 5752

 Excellent resources curated by the Hamilton Wenham Library:

 Adults: 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UWjUWXx_PlxB7Bw4qE73VlhssDseClkpqGyKbrmW-SE/edit#gid=0

Children & Young Adults:
https://hwlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Diversity-2019.pdf

https://hwlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Gender-Equality-2019-brochure-1.pdf

https://hwlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Social-Justice-Womens-Rights.pdf

https://hwlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Leadership-Booklist.pdf

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Committee Members:
Janet Burt (2023), Clerk
Martha Brennan (2023), Chair
Tova Crystal (2022), Vice Chair
Jeremy Gross (2022), Liaison to Hamilton Human Rights Committee
Sam Nordberg, (2021)
Patricia Purdy, (2021)
Kevin DiNapoli, Wenham Police Department Deputy Chief
Tom Younger, Interim Town Administrator Ex Officio member
Emma Dixon, Student Liaison

Contact the Wenham Human Rights Committee for assistance.

Email:  humanrights@wenhamma.gov 

Report a human rights issue here:  Confidential Intake Form

TOWN offices open
Part time TO PUBLIC

Monday & Wednesday - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday - 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday - Closed to the public

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Phone  978-468-5520

Fax  978-468-8014
138 Main Street
Wenham, MA  01984

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