The City Manager's Community Coalition Against Bias and Hate, formed in 2000, is a partnership of concerned individuals, including representatives from the City of Worcester Office on Human Rights, the City of Worcester Humans Rights Commission, the Worcester Police Department, the Worcester Public Schools, other city officials and representatives from city and state agencies, institutions of higher learning and community and faith-based groups, committed to fostering a community of justice, where acts of prejudice and hate will not be tolerated.
"Each and every member of our nation has the right to live the American dream. No one should feel uncomfortable or threatened anywhere because of his/her religion, sexual orientation, ability status, gender, age, color, ethnicity or nationality. The face of our society is changing every day and with it, so must our perception of one another. We must learn to live with respect for one another's differences."
(adapted from the Anti-Defamation League)
The Coalition Has Two Primary Areas of Engagement:
The Coalition meets bimonthly. For more information or to get involved, contact the Office of Human Rights at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-799-8486.
Date/Time of Next Meeting: TBA
The Coalition Against Bias and Hate convened a seven week series of dialogues to address race relations from May 18-July 13, 2015. Between 140-280 people attended each session. The dialogues focused on the areas of diversity and inclusion and to encourage continued conversations and efforts city wide.
If you believe your civil rights have been violated, call the Massachusetts Attorney General’s special hotline at 1-800-994-3228 or file a civil rights complaint online. You should also contact your local police department immediately if you feel you have been a victim of a hate crime.