Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations

Upcoming Events:

Dr. Plummer Event FINAL

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations is hosting a Conversation on Race and Lessening the Racial Divide with Dr. Deborah Plummer on Wednesday, July 31st at 6pm. 

Dr. Plummer is the author of Some of My Friends Are…The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Potential for Cross-Racial Friendships.  This book is an insightful examination of how cross-racial friendships work and fail in American society.  Dr. Plummer is also currently the Chief Diversity Officer at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, as well as a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Quantitative Health Sciences, and the Graduate School of Nursing, where she continues her research on diversity metrics and cross-racial friendships.

The discussion will be held on Wednesday July 31st from 6-8pm at the Brookline Village Library in Hunneman Hall. The flier for the event is attached. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Caitlin Starr at or at 617-730-2345 to reserve a spot.

Commissions and Elected Officials Demographic Survey

The Office aims to support a welcoming environment by encouraging cooperation, tolerance and respect among and by all persons who come contact with the Town of Brookline and by advancing, promoting and advocating for the human and civil rights through education, outreach and advocacy. The mission of the Office and the goal of the Town shall be to strive for a community characterized by the values of inclusion.

Civic Engagement Survey 

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations would like to learn what you may face as barriers to being involved in public meetings and what some solutions may be to allow you to participate if you would like to.

Take this survey online.

Hard copies of the Civic Engagement Survey can be found in Town Hall, the Health Department and Brookline Village Library.

If you have any questions about the survey or would like to access it via email, please contact Caitlin Starr by email or at 617-730-2345. 

Race Reels Film Series Schedule 2018-2019


The Office provides professional and administrative support to the following Town Commissions:

Useful links:

The Director serves as the Chief Diversity Officer and ADA Coordinator. The Office provides assistance in applying for health insurance and other entitlement programs and advocates for those who may face discrimination, stereotyping and social injustice.

Reporting Discrimination

  1. Complaint Screening Committee (PDF)
  2. Complaint Process Against Town or School Departments (PDF)
  3. Procedure for Other Complaints (PDF)
  4. Brookline Discrimination Report Form

Government Alliance on Race and Equity

GARE Racial Equity Action Plans (PDF)

GARE Racial Equity Toolkit (PDF)

Racial Equality Alliance

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Town of Brookline recognizes and values diversity as a vital characteristic of the town. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment and advancement without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, receipt of public benefits (including housing subsidies), family status (e.g. because one has or doesn't have children), or other protected classes as defined by the Town, State and Federal law. The Town of Brookline supports and complies with the MA CORI reform law.