COMMISSION FOR DIVERSITY AND TOLERANCE SEEKS ADULT AND YOUTH COMMISSIONERS
Newburyport –The Commission for Diversity and Tolerance seeks adult and youth commission members to fill open positions. Established in 2005, the Commission meets monthly and works with the police, schools, city government, service agencies and the business community to eliminate incidents of hate in our community and to create a place of welcome for all. We have developed a Communications Plan with a protocol for response to hate crimes, and we proactively reach out to the community through the Peace Prize, mini-grants and Peace month activities. This fall we hope to strengthen our community partnerships providing a forum to work together to eliminate bias, hateful acts and violence in our City.
Please send a letter of interest with resume or applicable experience by August 5th to Beth Horne, Commission for Diversity and Tolerance, P.O. Box 1283, Newburyport, MA 01950.
The Commission for Diversity and Tolerance was established by ordinance in September, 2005. The nine member commission is charged with fulfilling its mission of, “…promoting a sense of welcome, inclusion and worth for all and to eliminate prejudice, intolerance, discrimination, and acts of hate in our community,” by developing events and recognition of individuals and organizations in the community supporting these ideals. The Commission subsumed the former Partnership for Peace which began the Peace Prize and Mini-grants more than 10 years ago. It also replaced the No Place for Hate Committee efforts which began in 2000, when Newburyport was qualified by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as a “No Place for Hate” community—a nationwide effort with the ADL’s World of Difference campaign. Through the Commission Newburyport remains a No Place for Hate community.
Contact: Commissioners Beth Horne 978-465-1871 and Kent Allen 978-465-0533