Human Relations Commission

Human Relations Commission We work to promote mutual understanding and respect among all citizens of the city and to assure equ

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07/17/2023

We are doubly blessed. Happy birthday girls . Be blessed be happy be loved and be fabulous!!!
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07/08/2023
The Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community ProgramSunday, January 15th 3-4:30pm at Our Lady of the Ass...
01/11/2023

The Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Program
Sunday, January 15th 3-4:30pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

Today at 2pm!
12/05/2022

Today at 2pm!

Human Rights Day celebrated in New Bedford!Youth Award Nominations open now - please share your story with us.Email nomi...
11/05/2022

Human Rights Day celebrated in New Bedford!
Youth Award Nominations open now - please share your story with us.
Email nominations to the HRC Executive Director:
[email protected]

Dear Men of New Bedford:Please join and share the invitation widely, especially with those most at risk. Many Thanks!Bes...
11/05/2022

Dear Men of New Bedford:
Please join and share the invitation widely, especially with those most at risk.
Many Thanks!

Best wishes, stay safe,
Martin Bentz
Chair HRC New Bedford

The NB Face to Face Mediation Program - a free service here to help you.
08/16/2022

The NB Face to Face Mediation Program - a free service here to help you.

All are welcome.  Please register in advance.
08/10/2022

All are welcome. Please register in advance.

Enrolling NOW for Fall 2022!
08/01/2022

Enrolling NOW for Fall 2022!

Please join us on August 2nd for National Night Out - help us share the event posters in 4 languages and support our com...
07/22/2022

Please join us on August 2nd for National Night Out - help us share the event posters in 4 languages and support our community engagement and outreach.

Please join us for this Interfaith Solidarity Walk for Ukraine.  Sunday, May 1 at 4:00pm (Details below)Bring a sunflowe...
04/07/2022

Please join us for this Interfaith Solidarity Walk for Ukraine.

Sunday, May 1 at 4:00pm (Details below)

Bring a sunflower and shine your light with our caring community. 🌻

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.-Martin Luther King Jr.
01/13/2022

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, we celebrate the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . . . ...
12/10/2021

Today, we celebrate the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . . . a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, s*x, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Human Rights Day December 10, 2021Celebrating Equality:  All Human, All Equal
12/07/2021

Human Rights Day
December 10, 2021
Celebrating Equality: All Human, All Equal

A Candle Light Vigil  to Honor Survivors of Homicide Victims
11/19/2021

A Candle Light Vigil to Honor Survivors of Homicide Victims

December 1, 2021 at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Campus 3-7pm
11/18/2021

December 1, 2021 at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Campus 3-7pm

Join the HRC on the steps of City Hall, this Friday June 18th at 1pm for a Juneteenth commemoration.  Additional Junetee...
06/15/2021

Join the HRC on the steps of City Hall, this Friday June 18th at 1pm for a Juneteenth commemoration. Additional Juneteenth events posted below.

Join the conversation: Community Town Hall on COVID-19 tonight!
06/08/2021

Join the conversation: Community Town Hall on COVID-19 tonight!

Every lgbtq+ young adult is welcome and receives a $50 gift card to Market Basketβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ€ŽπŸ–€
06/04/2021

Every lgbtq+ young adult is welcome and receives a $50 gift card to Market Basket
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Mark your Pride 2021 calendar!

Youth and young adults (14-24 years old): Join Jeff Costa at Sangha New Bedford, Fridays at 4 p.m., throughout June, for a fun and engaging session of yoga and mindfulness.

Register here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTE2ODAz

Training, job placement and retention services available for 60 New Bedford residents.
04/15/2021

Training, job placement and retention services available for 60 New Bedford residents.

03/25/2021

THE NEW BEDFORD HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION CONDEMNS HATRED
On behalf of all the residents of the City of New Bedford the Human Relations Commission expresses its profound sadness that, once again, members of a vulnerable community have been targeted with anger and hatred. The members of the Human Relations Commission each extend their sincerest sympathy to the families, friends and members of the Asian-American community who have been deeply affected by the tragic killing of innocent people in Atlanta, Georgia, and today, again more innocent lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Anger and hatred are the products of ignorance that is cultivated by the willful repetition of lies and disinformation. The Human Relations Commission reaffirms that we are all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, identity, persuasion or ability, members of the same human family and that we all have a right to live productive, fulfilling and happy lives on Earth, in this country and in this city in particular.

We call on all residents of New Bedford to reject hatred and anger, and not to turn against each other. Rather, we call on all residents to turn towards each other to learn from each other and to seek a better appreciation about how much we are alike, with similar dreams, hopes, wishes, cares, concerns and feelings for each other and our families. When there is understanding, there is no room for hate.

Two bills are proposed in the Massachusetts legislature to deal with hate crimes more equitably. We urge all citizens to read these pending bills and to contact their legislators to ask for their active support to sponsor and pass these bills urgently.

SD721 / HD1263 - Act to Amend definition of Hate Crimes
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/HD1263
SD972 / HD1653 - Act o Act to Reform Hate Crime Statutes
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/HD1653

Your support of justice and fairness in Massachusetts and New Bedford is what makes our city great. If anyone feels that they may be a target of a hate crime please contact the New Bedford Police Department immediately at 911. If anyone has been subject to discrimination please contact the Human Relations Commission of the City of New Bedford at (508) 979 1464.

The members of the Human Relations Commission of the City of New Bedford, working for a harmonious and peaceful city.

03/19/2021

The New Bedford Human Relations Commission abhors hatred of any kind. We support our Asian American community. New Bedford is a no place for hate community. If you are a victim of discrimination based on your race or ethnicity call our office at 508-979-1464.

The Vaccine Equity Now! Coalition - a newly formed coalition of 11 civil rights, immigrant justice, and public health or...
03/11/2021

The Vaccine Equity Now! Coalition - a newly formed coalition of 11 civil rights, immigrant justice, and public health organizations - is sounding the alarm to call attention to the dramatic racial inequities in the vaccine rollout in Massachusetts and to advocate for real solutions.

Now, we need your help!

The state's vaccine rollout has made it clear: equity won't happen by accident. We must address structural racism in our vaccine rollout! Take action for by signing this petition: tinyurl.com/VaccineEquityNowPetition

Join the community and the conversation!  Empowering LGBTQ+ teens and young adults (ages 14-24) in the South Coast, MA. ...
02/16/2021

Join the community and the conversation! Empowering LGBTQ+ teens and young adults (ages 14-24) in the South Coast, MA. Details at NB-AGLY A Perfect Place or contact Traci at the email in the post below.

New Bedford's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Ceremony held virtually, January 18, 2021.
01/18/2021

New Bedford's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Ceremony held virtually, January 18, 2021.

New Bedford's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance ceremony held virtually, January, 2021.

01/16/2021
01/15/2021

The Annual Rev Dr Martin Luther King Proram will be on New Bedford Cable Access Jan 18th 11:30 AM and 8 PM the theme is Climbing to the Mountaintop, persevering through chaos, building community.

11/09/2020

This FaceBook Live online event is free and all are welcome.
Thursday, November 19 at 6:30pm facebook.com/manogram/

10/29/2020

Interested in serving on the Human Relations Commission?
Those interested in serving on a board or commission should complete the City of New Bedford Board and Commission Application and file it with the Mayor’s Office in New Bedford City Hall or email their application to [email protected].
Mayor’s Office
133 William Street – Room 311
New Bedford, MA 02740

10/27/2020

The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights is looking for Poll watchers in New Bedford. Voter suppression and intimidation is unlawful. Interested? Call the HRC office at 508-979-1464.

08/13/2020
Microsoft Forms

La encuesta de la ComisiΓ³n de Relaciones Humanas de New Bedford sobre la vigilancia

08/12/2020
Microsoft Forms

Pesquisa da Comissão de Relaçáes Humanas de New Bedford sobre Policiamento

08/12/2020
Microsoft Forms

The New Bedford Human Relations Commission Survey on Policing is attached below. (Please circulate and share.)

08/11/2020

"Get out there and push . . . Good trouble - Necessary trouble." - John Lewis

The HRC memorial celebration remembering John Lewis at City Hall Plaza.

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New Bedford City Hall
New Bedford, MA
02740

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm

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+15089791464

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