Revere Human Rights Commission Launches HRC Listening Series
February 24, 2021
Residents are invited to share their stories and foster respectful discussion with commissioners and community members
REVERE, MA – Today the City of Revere's Human Rights Commission announced its HRC Listening Series, a forum where community members are invited to share their stories regarding human rights in the City of Revere. The three-part virtual listening series will take place on Tuesday, March 2 at 6:00 PM, Saturday, March 13 at 10:00 AM, and Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 PM. To participate in the discussion, residents are urged to register at http://www.revere.org/engageHRC. You can also watch on Revere TV, Facebook, or Youtube.
“The Human Rights Commission was reinstated because there was a need for a dedicated body to help inform city policy that ensures the protection of civil and human rights for all residents,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “This new listening series will serve as an important tool for residents, city employees, local leaders, and the commission members to learn more about where we need to focus our resources and time.”
To encourage further discussion, commission members have created an online engagement page where residents who prefer to provide their stories and ideas in writing can share their stories online. Community members are encouraged to participate in the survey at www.revere.org/engageHRC. The three listening sessions are the first in the series, and more dates will be announced in future months.
"The Human Rights Commission (HRC) is excited to work with our diverse community,” said Janine Grillo Marra, Chair. “We do not want to assume and impose an agenda. We want to hear from all voices, particularly those who feel marginalized and oppressed, to help support and ensure that Revere is welcoming, fair and respectful to all who live, work and visit."
"As the Human Rights Commission, we have created an outlet for Revere residents and members of the community to share their experiences and stories via the Human Rights Commission Listening Series,” said Chaimaa Mansour Hossaini, Vice Chair. “This is an opportunity to be in the same headspace as our residents and understand issues that are going on in our community and to become more of a family who helps each other out."