The mission of the Ipswich Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is to uphold the civil and human rights of all people in Ipswich. The IHRC‘s vision is to reinforce positive relationships, cultivate a greater appreciation of diversity, eliminate prejudice and intolerance, and promote mutual respect and acceptance of individual differences based on, but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, religious views, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, citizenship, age, ancestry, family/marital status, sexual orientation, disability, source of income, and military status.
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of 10 citizens* appointed to advise the Town Manager, Select Board and other Town Departments.
*Voting Members: 9 Alternates: 1
WHAT WE DO
The IHRC will focus on:
Responding to incidents of hate, bias, and discrimination
Educating the community on issues through programming and events
Community Building by partnering with groups in and around Ipswich and by encouraging community members to learn about common ties that connect the people who make up our community