Jayna L. Turchek, Esq.
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:
Ace Medical/Health Services, Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians, Aids Project Worcester, Arc of Opportunity, Ascentria Care Alliance, Belmont AME Zion Church, Black Clergy Alliance, Center for Nonviolent Solutions, Central Mass Jewish Federation, City of Worcester (City Manager’s Office, Division of Public Health, Human Resources, Human Rights Commission, Office of Human Rights and Disabilities, Youth Opportunities Office), College of the Holy Cross, Community Legal Aid, Congressman McGovern’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Easter Seals, Family Health Center/WIC , Greater Worcester Community Foundation, LGBTQ Asylum Taskforce, MA Attorney General's Office, MA Department of Public Health, Multicultural Wellness Center, NAACP, Quinsigamond Community College, Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, Southeast Asian Coalition of Central MA, Storms & Associates Consulting, Throne of Grace Ministries, US Department of Justice, United Way of Central MA, Worcester Islamic Center, Worcester Police Department, Worcester Public Schools, Worcester World Affairs Council, YWCA of Central MA
The Coalition meets bimonthly. For more information or to get involved, contact the Director of Human Rights at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 799-8486.