Council on Human Rights

Regular Meetings


View the 2016 meeting schedule (PDF)

Members


View a list of the current council members (PDF)

Background


The Attleboro Council on Human Rights (ACHR) was established within the municipal government in 1994. ACHR, under the supervision and control of the Mayor, works to promote mutual respect and understanding among individuals and groups in the city by improving the the quality of public discourse and eliminating unlawful discrimination. ACHR consults with departments, boards and commissions of the city and other organizations within and without the city which have interest and responsibility for eliminating discrimination and protecting civil and human rights.

Goals


The goals of the council are to promote fair and equal treatment, address discrimination and continue to build a welcoming and diverse community.

Responsibilities


The charge of the Attleboro Council on Human Rights is to:
  • Enlist the cooperation of public and private racial, religious, ethnic, civic, fraternal and benevolent agencies in eliminating unlawful discrimination by cultivating an atmosphere of mutual understanding and harmonious inter-group relations
  • Increase community awareness of possible human rights violation
  • Make recommendations to the Mayor, Municipal Council and School Committee regarding issues and actions that affect Human rights in our community
  • Offer a public forum for any person or group with a perceived human rights grievance and serve as a source of support, information And guidance
  • Promote understanding of diverse cultures through education
  • Promote good will and minimize/eliminate discrimination through public and community programs

Becoming Involved


We welcome all members of the community to become involved by attending an ACHR meeting or contacting us with your ideas, thoughts and concerns.

New Members Welcome


The Attleboro Council on Human Rights members are selected to provide a cultural, economic and professional diverse representation. Members serve a staggered 3 - year term. Members are appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Municipal Council. The ACHR is comprised of nine members.

To apply for membership, please submit a letter to the Mayor explaining your interest in serving on the Attleboro Council of Human Rights.

To Report An Incident


  1. Make contact: Contact the Attleboro Council on Human Rights. Leave a message with your name, date and time of call; where and when to reach you. Download, print and fill-out the ACHR Incident Form (PDF).
  2. Follow-up: A member of the Attleboro Council of Human Rights will contact you. You will be asked to provide details of the incident/review your incident form and discuss what you wish to happen as a result.
  3. Assessment and recommendation: The ACHR will assess the situation and provide a recommendation for action.
  4. Support: The ACHR will provide support as you follow the recommendation process.