Coalition Against Bias & Hate

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.

About Us

We Believe:

"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)

Coalition Goals:

  1. To advocate and support those who have been impacted by acts of bias or hate.
  2. To educate the entire community about the negative influence of bias or hate.
  3. To facilitate the reporting of acts of hate and to ensure strong community response.
  4. To build coalitions of trust, respect and understanding in the City of Worcester.

The Coalition Has Two Primary Areas of Engagement:

  1. Community education with a focus on youth and;
  2. Community response to incidents of bias and hate.

Meetings

The Coalition meets bimonthly. For more information or to get involved, contact the Office of Human Rights at humanrights@worcesterma.gov or 508-799-8486.

Date/Time of Next Meeting: Wednesday February 7th, 2018

Dialogues on Race

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.

Group Discussion at Round Table
Group Discussion at Round Table

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