Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations

Upcoming Events: 

CELEBRATE LGBTQ+ PRIDE

Join us on Sunday June 2nd at 12-3pm to paint a PRIDE Crosswalk outside of Town Hall on Washington Street at Thayer Street to demonstrate our community’s commitment to supporting equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community.  There will be music, light refreshments, and a free raffle! We invite all to stop by and participate!

If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Starr, CDE at cstarr@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2345

Crosswalk Painting Flier v3


GENDER DIVERSITY FORUM

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations has scheduled an Exploring Gender Diversity Forum for Town Employees,  Brookline Commission and Board Members, as well as any interested members of the public.  The presentation and discussion will be led by Speak Out Boston https://www.speakoutboston.org/

  Please contact Caitlin Starr at cstarr@brooklinema.gov  or at 617-730-2345 to reserve a spot.  

Speak OUT flier

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

Mission

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.