Testimony in support of H.584/S.365 An Act relative to anti-racism, equity and justice in education
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.
Statement in Support of AAPI
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.
1982: Daisy Janey Appointed First Administrative Aide to Hingham Selectmen
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]
All Are Welcome Here Signs Available
All local business are welcome to download and print the sign for display! Click here to download.
Get Out The Vote
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.
New! Hingham Families of Color Group
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.
Welcoming Statement and Images from Stand Up for Unity Event
The Hingham Unity Council was formed to create a space for conversation, to unify our community, and to support Hingham residents and guests who have been marginalized and treated unjustly throughout history. In an essay that he wrote days before he passed away, John Lewis wrote: “When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war.”
Hingham Unity Council Statement Concerning Thin Blue Line Flags on Town Property
The Hingham Unity Council was formed to encourage people to have meaningful, in-person discussions about our differences; to hear each other’s perspectives and experiences; to gain understanding; to promote empathy and support for all of our community members. The members of the HUC are distressed by the discourse on social media surrounding the Thin Blue Line flag displayed on Hingham fire trucks. We don’t believe this is what Hingham stands for. We believe Hingham stands with our Weymouth neighbors as they mark the anniversary of the death of Officer Chesna in a horrific killing as he upheld his duty to serve and protect. We believe Hingham stands with our Black community as they protest unjustified killings of Black men and woman and demand systemic reform. We believe Hingham stands with our police and first responders. We believe Hingham stands for the right to question public officials, existing policies and status quo. We believe Hingham stands for civility and empathy, even when we disagree. We believe Hingham can stand together to grieve and remember all of the men and women whose lives were taken too soon. We urge everyone in the Hingham community to push their capacity for empathy a [Read More ->]
A Conversation with Dr. Dolly Chugh
On July 9, 2020, Hingham Unity Council presented a live Zoom conversation with Dolly Chugh, author of "The Person You Mean to Be, How Good People Fight Bias." Below is the video of that event.
Steering Committee Spotlight: Racial Diversity & Inclusion
We asked our Steering Committee to express why they care and agreed to be part of this group, along with any particular thing they love about Hingham or the area.
Community Reading & Virtual Discussion of Stamped
Community reading and discussion of Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Open to ages 13+. Book will be provided in honor of Dr. Holly Carter & Dr. Caitlin Slodden, leaders of Sacred Ground at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Full details and registration here.
Facebook Live Event to Celebrate Juneteenth-Friday, June 19th at 7:30pm
Join us for a brief overview of the history of this holiday and why we celebrate it with Hingham High School history teacher Ben Loucheim. We’ll also include ways to celebrate and honor this day. This holiday recognizes the ending of slavery in the United States 155 years ago.