human rights

New England News
12:15 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Local Investigation Of Pittsfield's Hiring Practices And Claims Of Racism Against Mayor On Hold

At it's first meeting May 13, the Pittsfield Human Rights Commission heard from Doreen Wade, seated to the right in white. She requested the commission investigate Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi and the city for discrimination and unfair hiring practices.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

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.

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New England News
12:46 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Medford Woman Makes Claims Of Racism Against Pittsfield Mayor

The Pittsfield human rights commission held its first meeting Monday night since being reactivated April 22nd after lying dormant since the late 1990s. Doreen Wade, seated to the right in white, requested the commission investigate Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi and the city for discrimination and unfair hiring practices.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A black woman is charging Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi with racism and discrimination. The matter was brought to the city’s human rights commission, less than one month after it was formed.

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New England News
5:02 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Woman Requests Human Rights Commission Investigate Pittsfield Mayor

The Pittsfield human rights commission held its first meeting Monday night since being reactivated April 22nd after lying dormant since the late 1990s. Doreen Wade, seated to the right in white, requested the commission investigate Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi and the city for discrimination and unfair hiring practices.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A black woman is charging Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi with racism and discrimination. The matter was brought to the city’s human rights commission, less than one month after it was formed. The woman has expressed interest in relocating a business to Pittsfield and being employed by the city.

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New England News
5:14 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Pittsfield Reactivates Human Rights Commission

Credit City of Pittsfield

The Pittsfield City Council unanimously approved the reestablishment of a Human Rights Commission dormant since the late 1990s.

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.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Free To Be...You and Me - A Conversation About Children, Families & The Future at The Mahaiwe

    Free to Be You and Me is a record/book/theater piece/TV special conceived by Marlo 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.

The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Free to Be You and Me 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.

Marlo Thomas joins us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed January 9, 2013

"From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights"

Albany Law School President and Dean Penelope Andrews is the author of the new book From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights, which advances a new approach to pursuing human rights for women in developing democracies.

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The Roundtable
11:58 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Connie Rice - Power Concedes Nothing