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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Could Greenfield be a Sanctuary City?

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

On Monday, December 12th, at 6PM, during their regular meeting, the Greenfield Human Rights Commission will hold a public forum on what a Sanctuary or Safe Zone is, how one can be effective in reaffirming Greenfield's policy of diversity, and how it can be enforced.  The commission understands that many members of the public are interested in this and that two nearby cities have already created sanctuary for immigrants.  There is a special urgency for this in our town due to the fact that our largest agricultural businesses employ seasonal workers from all over.

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.

Council President Stands Up to Hate

This just in from a Greenfield City Council press release:

To the citizens of Greenfield, from City Council President Brickett Allis:  I am very dismayed and upset at the recent attacks on members of our city council.  Greenfield is a wonderful community and it is unfortunate this type of hateful dialogue is happening here.

As a public servant, I have an even greater responsibility to speak out against discrimination and hatred where all human rights are threatened. It is up to all of us to denounce these acts of cowardice and juvenility with our kindness and our unity with those who find themselves targeted and victimized by it. There is no room in our community for acts of hate perpetrated by anyone.

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.

Special Features

This category of our Video on Demand Player is filling up fast!  In the last week or so, we've added seven productions by new producers and staff members.  If you like music, you should check out our very own Philippe Simon's recording of this spring's concert in Turners Falls by Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars.  If theater, or conversations, or just getting to know your neighbors is more your thing, be sure to watch all three Interview sessions filmed in our studio during the r

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