Commission for Diversity Inclusion & Community Relations


  • Kelly Race, Chair
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Alex Coleman
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Manny Howard                             Term Expires: 2018
  • Yvette Johnson
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Anthony Naro
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Dwaign Tyndal
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Sean Jaynes
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Cornelia van der Ziel
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Bob Lepson
    Term Expires: 2020
  • John Malcolm Cawthorne
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Samuel Batchelder
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Bernard Greene, Selectmen
  • Susan Federspiel, School Liaison
Indefinite terms end effective with implementation of the revised bylaw.


Support a welcoming environment by encouraging cooperation, tolerance, and respect among and by all persons who come in contact with the Town of Brookline (i.e. visitors, residents, employers, employees etc.) by advancing, promoting and advocating for the human and civil rights of all through education, awareness, outreach and advocacy.

The goal of the Commission is to be instrumental in eliminating discriminatory barriers to work, education and housing opportunities within the Town of Brookline.  It encourages community awareness and understanding of cultural difference through the development of various activities including education programs and cultural events.  The Commission is involved with Town Departments and Commissions to take meaningful steps to increase diversity, inclusion and respect in the Town’s workforce.  Part of this process is to provide consultation to the Chief Diversity Officer and the Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations Commission to develop an EEO and Affirmative Action Policy.  It is also active in resolving and monitoring discrimination claims and it provides consultation to aggrieved parties.  The Commission also provides oversight regarding program and services that serve Brookline’s Youth. 
Please consult the Town By-Law (3.14.3) for a complete understanding of the Commission’s responsibilities. 


Meet a Muslim - Moina Shaiq
Wednesday September 27, 2017
7:00-8:30 PM
Lincoln Street Auditorium

Meet Moina.  Come and speak with an "ordinary" Muslim woman, and learn about her life in America and why she started this program and what she is trying to achieve.  

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