Commission for Diversity Inclusion & Community Relations

Members

  • VACANCY, Chair
    Term Expires 2021 (Joan Lancourt resigned May 2021)
  • Kea van der Ziel
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Jessica Chicco
    Term Expires: 2022
  • John Malcolm Cawthorne
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Samuel Batchelder
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Mariah Nobrega
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Ihssane Leckey
    Term Expires:
  • Bushnu Tamang
    Term Expires 2023
  • Bob Lepson
    Term Expires 2023
  • Irving M Allen
    Term Expires 2022
  • Grace Yung- Watson
    Term Expires 2023
  • Malcolm Doldron
    Term Expires 2022
  • ShanShan Guo
    Term Expires 2024
  • Rezaul Haque
    Term Expires 2023
  • Raul Fernandez, Select Board
  • Derek Hayes, Police Liaison
  • Valerie Frias, School Liaison
  • Kristin Hung

Notice of TWO Public Hearings 

Please click the link above to find information on two Public Hearings on the Revised Discrimination Complaint Process scheduled for: 

Wednesday January 19th at 12PM

Monday January 24th at 7PM

Revised Discrimination Complaint Process

Mission

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.

CDICR Recorded Meeting - April 20, 2022

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - March 23, 2022

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - January 12, 2022

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - November 10, 2021

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - October 20, 2021

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - September 8, 2021

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - July 21, 2021

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - June 23, 2021

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - May 12, 2021

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - April 21, 2021

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - April 14, 2021

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CDICR Recorded Meeting - March 17, 2021

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Community Engagement Subcommittee SMART Goals (DRAFT)