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.

Joint Statement of Hamilton and Wenham HRC re:  reporting incidents
Joint Statement of Hamilton and Wenham HRC

Why Land Acknowledgement is Important Presentation
Indigenous Peoples Day Proclamation 2021

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

Please refer to the posted agenda in the Events calendar for the Zoom link.

 Excellent resources curated by the Hamilton Wenham Library:


Children & Young Adults:





Committee Members:
Martha Brennan (2026), Chair
Janet Burt (2026), Clerk
Kevin DiNapoli, Wenham Police Chief (2024)
Jeremy Gross (2025), Liaison to Hamilton Human Rights Committee
Sam Nordberg, (2025)
Erica Wilson (2026)
OPEN, Student Liaison

Contact the Wenham Human Rights Committee for assistance.

Email:  humanrights@wenhamma.gov 

Town Hall Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday Closed

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984


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