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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Learn More About Fair Housing in Greenfield

Adapted from a The Salasin Center press release:

The Salasin Center has teamed up with the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, a leader in providing public education on fair housing and fair lending issues, to provide the public with a free training session on Wednesday, October 5th, from 4PM to 5PM.  At this event, MA Fair Housing's Margaret Curran will go into depth about the discrimination her organization sees against families with children, due to lead paint.  She'll also briefly cover other discrimination issues and how to address them.

HRC to Explore "Not in Our Town" Coalition

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

In light of recent racist and anti-Semitic incidents that have transpired in our community, Greenfield's Human Rights Commission (HRC) will discuss the possible creation, promotion, and implementation of a "Not In Our Town" community coalition at its next regular meeting, which will take place on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 6PM, at the Greenfield Town Hall.

Mayor Martin Responds to Email Attacks

This just in from the Greenfield Mayor's Office:

The recent spate of email attacks dispatched to various town departments related to Councilor Penny Ricketts is not only disconcerting but foreign to the community of Greenfield and will not go unchallenged. The Town of Greenfield will pursue, at any cost, individuals that attack our residents because of their race, religion, gender identity, and social and/or physical status. We will seek all legal means available to a municipality to bring criminal charges to a court for resolution. An internal investigation will continue and we will partner with other agencies for a thorough search for the parties responsible.

HRC to Address Hope Street Harassment

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday evening, June 13, 2016, at 6PM, at the Greenfield Town Hall, on an alleged series of antisemitic threats and harrasment directed at businesses and residents of the Hope Street area.

Superintendent to Address Human Rights Commission

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will host Greenfield Public Schools Superintendent Jordana Harper on Monday evening, April 11, 2016, at 6PM, at the Greenfield Town Hall, for a discussion regarding an incident that took place on March 14th, at or about 7:45AM to 8AM, at Greenfield High School, involving at least 8 students, the school resource officer, and other GHS staff members.

2nd Chance to Speak Your Mind at HRC Forum

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will continue their Community Forum on Civility, Sensitivity, Speech, & Race on Monday, January 11, 2016, at 6PM, at Greenfield Town Hall.  It is anticipated that the commission will formulate, and make formal, recommendations to the mayor, police chief, town council, and the community at large at the conclusion of this meeting.

Speak Your Mind at HRC Forum Monday

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will host a Community Forum on Civility, Sensitivity, Speech, & Race on Monday, December 14, 2015, at 6PM, at Greenfield Town Hall.  This forum represents the commission's initial response to controversy surrounding the hanging of a Confederate flag in the garage of an off-duty police officer and the resulting concerns of a neighboring family.

Honoring a Legacy

This week we were gratified to be able to spend some time exploring social justice issues and the Black Lives Matter movement in recognition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life's work.  All five of the videos featured on our homepage this week were put together by staffer Philippe Simon.  Here's what he had to say about the series: 

GCTV Celebrates Women's History Month

We have a lot to tell you about today!  To celebrate International Women's Day March 8th, and recognize female contributions to society all month long, our New Media Producer, Alicia, is putting together a series of short videos for March featuring interviews with women in male-dominated fields.  In addition, we are empowering women to take more of a role in television production by training our latest crop of interns, both of whom are female.

Public Hearing on Status of Women to be Held Tuesday

From a Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) press release:

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) and the town of Greenfield will co-host a public hearing on October 24, 2012, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The hearing will be held at the Greenfield High School, located at 1 Lennox Avenue, Greenfield, MA 01301. 

The purpose of the hearing is to give all stakeholders in Greenfield as well as those in the surrounding community the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns important to women, as well as the gaps or barriers they have experienced in the provision of services available. Citizens, government officials, and organizations that advocate for women and families in the region are invited to attend and encouraged to participate in the open public hearing by providing testimony/recommendations.

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