We seek to promote in-person dialogue about systemic issues that affect human dignity with a goal of fostering a more inclusive community.
The Hingham Unity Council is a non-partisan, nonprofit group started by members of the Hingham community in fall 2019. All are welcome to participate in our conversations and planning. Please read more about our vision, purpose and guiding tenets here. At this time, we are focusing on programming to address issues affecting our town such as diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, socioeconomic disparities, and standing with our LGBQTIA+ community. If you are interested in getting more involved, please contact us.
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.
Hingham BOS Creates a Hingham Human Rights Commission
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 to HPS Regarding Recent Bias Incidents
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.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
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.