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Divisions / Human Relations Commission

Purpose
To promote mutual understanding and respect among all citizens of the city and to assure equal opportunity for all, through education, research and investigation, and collaboration. To aid and assist in the enforcement of Mass General Laws Chapter 151B and 151 C sections 92A and 98 of Chapter 272 and section32 of Chapter 121B

Commission Members

Estella Ribeiro - Vice Chair
Carol Walsh, Secretary

Commissioners:

Jeff Costa
Kevin Thomas
Maria Mojica-Mosquea
Jessica Wildman
Marcelina Pina-Christian, Executive Director

Meeting and Agendas
Ordinance(Article IX)

In celebration of Black History Month
A Time for Justice
America’s Civil Rights movement

Seeking Justice for the Crimes of the Past in Guatemala
A talk by
Makrina Gudiel
English
Spanish


Our Mission

The mission of the Human Relations Commission is to;
  • Advocate for the human and civil rights of all residents of the city of New Bedford

  • Educate the public about their rights and create greater awareness of human rights issues

  • Intake, mediate , or refer complaints of human rights violations

  • Outreach -Work with public and private organizations to increase compliance with local state and federal laws and raise the level of awareness and sensitivity to human and civil rights issues
Quick Links
News and Current Events
Past Events
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Contact:   Marcelina Pina-Christian
              Human Services Coordinator and Executive Director of Human Relations Commission
Address:  City Hall Room 221
Phone:     508-979-1464
Fax:         508-991-6262
E-mail:     Marcelina.Pina-Christian@newbedford-ma.gov
Hours:      Mon-Fri. 8:30-5:30

Commission Meetings: Generally the commission meets the third Tuesday of the month in City Hall - Room 314 at 6:00 PM


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