Human Rights & Civil Rights

Committee Chair:

Councillor Zakim

Committee Vice Chair

Councillor Pressley

Committee Members:

Councillors Flaherty, Wu, Yancey

Committee E-mail:

ccc.hrcr@boston.gov


Committee Description:

Committee on Human Rights and Civil Rights, which shall concern itself with matters relating to civil rights for all residents of Boston. The committee shall concern itself with matters relating to equal access to education, housing, employment and health care services. The committee shall have jurisdiction over matters relating to city, state, and federal laws prohibiting discrimination. The committee shall concern itself with exploring the development of programs to prevent discrimination. The committee shall also examine ways to increase opportunities for persons with disabilities and immigrants. The committee shall concern itself with promoting equal and fair access to public and private services and facilities for all residents, regardless of race, color, national origin, national ancestry, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age or disability. The committee shall have jurisdiction of matters generally affecting the Office of New Bostonians, Fair Housing Commission, Office of Civil Rights, and the Commission for Persons with Disabilities.