Community Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

  • Becoming a New American: Experiences of Refugees and Immigrants


  • Gazette column: UN human rights credo valid today (PDF) Sara Weinberger explains the timeliness of the United Nations' 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Bring the War Dollars Home (PDF) City Council asked Human Rights Commission to review this proposed Council resolution (May 2010).
  • Gazette op-ed: Bring War Dollars Home (PDF) Our reasons for support of the proposed City Council resolution are based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which the commission adopted last year as its guidepost for decisions (August 24, 2010).
  • Arizona Immigration Bill Human Rights Commission (PDF) was asked to co-sponsor this petition to City Council by American Friends Service Committee (June 2010).
  • Recursos Comunitarios para Inmigrantes (PDF): En español, haga clic aquí
  • Human Rights Day (PDF) Co-sponsorship of Call to Action in solidarity with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (December 9, 2009)
  • Sojourner Truth Speech Chair Heather Johnson delivered speech at Sojourner Truth Day celebration (May 27, 2007).
  • Inter-Faith Service co-sponsorship of an Inter-Faith Service of Justice and Reconciliation, part of Daley and Halligan Bicentennial Commemoration (June 5, 2006).
  • Letter to the Editor Letter to the editor after hate crimes on Massasoit Street (May 6, 2006).
  • Gender Identity Endorsement of adding gender identity and expression to the city's human rights ordinance, which became law in Northampton on December 16, 2005.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Support at the city clerk's office on the first day of legalized same-sex marriages May 2004.
  • Domestic Violence-Free Zone Support (PDF) of the city's work to become and maintain itself as a Domestic Violence-Free Zone (2003 - ongoing).
Northampton Human Rights Commission Refugee Panel Poster
Citizens in the Pride March on May 4, 2013