human rights http://wamc.org en Local Investigation Of Pittsfield's Hiring Practices And Claims Of Racism Against Mayor On Hold http://wamc.org/post/local-investigation-pittsfields-hiring-practices-and-claims-racism-against-mayor-hold <p>A local investigation into a discrimination complaint against the city of Pittsfield and Mayor Dan Bianchi is on hold awaiting the findings from state and federal governments regarding the same issue.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:15:44 +0000 Jim Levulis 92872 at http://wamc.org Local Investigation Of Pittsfield's Hiring Practices And Claims Of Racism Against Mayor On Hold Medford Woman Makes Claims Of Racism Against Pittsfield Mayor http://wamc.org/post/medford-woman-makes-claims-racism-against-pittsfield-mayor <p>A black woman is charging <a href="http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/government/mayors_office/index.php" target="_blank">Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi</a> with racism and discrimination. The matter was brought to the city’s human rights commission, <a href="http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-reactivates-human-rights-commission" target="_blank">less than one month after it was formed</a>.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 16:46:10 +0000 Jim Levulis 90420 at http://wamc.org Medford Woman Makes Claims Of Racism Against Pittsfield Mayor Woman Requests Human Rights Commission Investigate Pittsfield Mayor http://wamc.org/post/woman-requests-human-rights-commission-investigate-pittsfield-mayor <p>A black woman is charging <a href="http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/government/mayors_office/index.php" target="_blank">Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi</a> with racism and discrimination. The matter was brought to the city’s human rights commission, <a href="http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-reactivates-human-rights-commission" target="_blank">less than one month after it was formed</a>. The woman has expressed interest in relocating a business to Pittsfield and being employed by the city.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:02:20 +0000 Jim Levulis 90364 at http://wamc.org Woman Requests Human Rights Commission Investigate Pittsfield Mayor Pittsfield Reactivates Human Rights Commission http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-reactivates-human-rights-commission <p>The <a href="http://cityofpittsfield.org/government/city_council/index.php" target="_blank">Pittsfield City Council</a> unanimously approved the reestablishment of a Human Rights Commission dormant since the late 1990s.</p><p>Cecilia Rock was one of seven approved for the commission Tuesday night along with appointees city councilor Churchill Cotton and school committee member Josh Cutler. It will address complaints, conduct reviews and file reports for the city. Here’s Rock.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:47 +0000 Jim Levulis 88877 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Reactivates Human Rights Commission Free To Be...You and Me - A Conversation About Children, Families & The Future at The Mahaiwe http://wamc.org/post/free-beyou-and-me-conversation-about-children-families-future-mahaiwe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.freetobefoundation.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Free to Be You and Me</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a record/book/theater piece/TV special conceived by </span>Marlo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Thomas that challenges gender and racial stereotypes by emphasizing strong positive values such as personal aspiration, individuality, cooperation, self-esteem, tolerance, and comfort with one?s identity.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org/">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA celebrates the&nbsp;40th Anniversary of <em>Free to Be You and Me</em> with a live panel discussion with Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda, and Letty Cottin Pogrebin about the empowering children's classic and the difference it made, as well as societal problems that persist for children today and strategies for progress.</p><p>Marlo Thomas joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71405 at http://wamc.org Free To Be...You and Me - A Conversation About Children, Families & The Future at The Mahaiwe "From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights" http://wamc.org/post/cape-town-kabul-rethinking-strategies-pursuing-women-s-human-rights <p></p><p>Albany Law School President and Dean Penelope Andrews is the author of the new book <em>From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights</em>, which advances a new approach to pursuing human rights for women in developing democracies.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55361 at http://wamc.org "From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights" Connie Rice - Power Concedes Nothing http://wamc.org/post/connie-rice-power-concedes-nothing <p class="legacy-byline">We welcome Connie Rice and speaks with her about her book, <em>Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman&#39;s Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones</em>.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:58:07 +0000 Joe Donahue 33046 at http://wamc.org Connie Rice - Power Concedes Nothing