We stand with all citizens of Pembroke who feel unseen and unheard as a result of the decision to dissolve your town’s DEI committee. We hope that you will reconsider the value of making a municipal-level commitment to ensuring that all members of your community feel they are supported and valued.
The HUC stands with all those affected by incidents of bigotry, racism or intolerance, including members of our BIPOC, LGBQTIA+, and religious communities, as well as persons who experience discrimination based on gender, disability or neurodiversity. If you are a member of one of these groups and you live, study, work or worship in our town, please know that you are not alone.
We have already heard from many who are deeply upset over this news and asking what they can do. We do not believe action can wait until November. We must force lawmakers to secure reproductive freedom immediately and this will only be accomplished through mass mobilization and sustained action in our streets and communities. Every major step towards justice in this country– from the Civil Rights Act to the original Roe decision– has required direct civil action.
At their meeting on Tuesday, February 8, the Hingham Select Board approved the formation of a Hingham Human Rights Commission. Read about it here in the Hingham Anchor. Applications to serve on the Commission are being accepted now through March 11, 2022. Please see details here.
Letter submitted to our Hingham Public Schools school administration and School Committee members. This letter was the product of a special meeting last week of members of our Racial Equity Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, Schools and Education Committee and the HUC Board.
Today, as many states and cities (including Boston) commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day, the Hingham Unity Council acknowledges that we reside on the traditional land of the Massachusett peoples past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.
The South Shore Unity Council, a nonprofit comprised of the Cohasset Diversity Committee, Duxbury for All, the Hanover Unity Council, the Hingham Unity Council (HUC), Scituate Together for Representation Inclusion Diversity and Equity (STRIDE), and Weymouth for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity (WISE) supports H.584/S.365 An Act relative to anti-racism, equity and justice in education.
As our mission states, the Hingham Unity Council (HUC) was created to help build a culture that respects and values the dignity and humanity of every community member.
The HUC stands in solidarity with our Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community on the South Shore and everywhere.
Hingham resident Daisy Janey, a former prisoners' rights advocate and teacher at University of Massachusetts, is hired as the town's first administrative assistant to the board of selectmen. [Source (images and history): David Janey]
One of the initiatives our Racial Diversity and Inclusion Committee has taken on is making sure voters, and particularly voters of color, have access to the polls this November. We have assembled a short list of different ways that you can get involved below.
Hingham Families of Color is an intercultural, interethnic community group that welcomes Hingham residents who are Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Arab, and Native American, as well as families with children of color and biracial couples.