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Medford City Hall, Room 214
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155

contact: Diane McLeod, Director

781-393-2105 FAX
781-393-2516 TTY

[Calendar of Events]

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Calendar of Events
Friday, April 11, 2014 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Fair Housing Training by:

Barbara R. Chandler, Senior Advisor on Civil Rights and Fair Housing Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

City Council Chambers 2nd Floor, Medford City Hall

This training will help:
Housing Advocates, Landlords, Human Rights Advocates, Property Owners, Marketing Staff, etc.

Understand state and federal fair housing laws regarding the civil rights protections of families with children, obligations of housing providers plus the connection between fair housing and lead laws.

RSVP by April 2nd to 781-393-2501 or
Accommodation request same as above.

This training is co-sponsored by the Medford Human Rights Commission., Commission for Persons with Disabilities, and the Mass. Association of Human Rights & Relations Commissions (MAHRC)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:30pm - 8:45pm

presentation by James DeWolf Perry of the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery

City Council Chambers, Medford City Hall

Panel of local experts moderated by Medford resident David J. Harris, managing director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School:

  • Donna Bivens, project director, Boston Busing/Desegregation Project, Union of Minority Neighborhoods
  • Barbara Chandler, senior advisor on civil rights and fair housing, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
  • Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University; director, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy

With remarks by Medford resident Cortland Dugger; wide-ranging audience discussion -

Thursday, November 21, 2013 7:30pm - 9:00pm

SPOTLIGHT ON HUMAN RIGHTS: What are Your Human Rights?

Community Room, Needham Free Public LIbrary

Video Presentation: The Story of Human Rights
Guest Speaker: Laura Rotolo
American Civil Liberties Union

Sponsored by the Needham Human Rights Committee
and the Needham Free Public Library

Refreshments at 7:00 - Free and all are welcome

Friday, November 22, 2013 9:30 a.m. Judy Shepard Medford City Hall Council Chambers,
85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA

Judy Shepard is the mother of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at University of Wyoming who was murdered in October 1998 in what became one of the most high-profiled cases highlighting hate-crimes against LGBT people.

In the 15 years since Matt's death, Judy has spoken to more than a million people worldwide. Speaking from a mother's perspective, Judy Shepard has made the prevention of hate crimes and the acceptance of diversity the focus of her efforts, and urges her audiences to make their schools and communities safe for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, race, sex, religion, or gender identity and/or expression.

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