Faces of Easton
January 8, 2019
Thank you to everyone who participated in "Faces of Easton" at the NRT Harvest Fair in September. We are happy to report that the project has been completed and you can now see the banner on display around town (currently hosted at Center School).
The final artwork is also available digitally. Download the "Faces of Easton" mosaic now.
A Response to Incidents of Hate
Please see the following documents that address recent incidents of bias and hate in our community:
- A Joint Letter from the Leaders of Our Town
- A Letter to Parents from Superintendent, Dr. Lisha Cabral
- A Community Letter from Superintendent, Dr. Lisha Cabral (including EPS's core values and plans going forward)
"Be the Light"
December 1 & 2
Thank you to everyone who participated in “Be the Light” and helped spread good intentions and positivity to our community.
A Message from the HRC
October 31, 2018
During the last week, our nation experienced a spate of violent hate crimes via mail throughout the nation and physically in Kentucky and Pittsburgh. These actions are a direct attack on the Human Rights Committee’s core values of respecting diversity and promoting freedom from bigotry, hatred, intolerance, and disrespect. We are deeply troubled by these recent incidents and condemn these hateful actions.
Everyone deserves to live, work, and learn in a safe and secure environment where hateful acts are not tolerated. Our town needs your active participation in creating a safe, inclusive, and welcoming Easton community.
If you’re looking for ways to facilitate this environment, please consider the following actions:
- Seek to find and value each other’s humanity, even those with whom we disagree;
- Consider and respect others’ perspectives and how their life experiences shape their points of view;
- Work with individuals who look, act, and live differently than you, to pursue the common good;
- Demand and defend equality for every person;
- Confront bias, prejudice, and discrimination in all forms, from all sources.
Please continue to report any bias incidents or civil rights violations to the police department.
The Human Rights Committee welcomes your input and participation in upcoming HRC meetings. Please visit the Town of Easton Calendar for more information on upcoming meetings and events.
NRT’s Harvest & Craft Fair
September 30, 2018
Stop by our booth at the 45th Annual NRT Harvest & Craft Fair to learn about our committee and upcoming events. Learn more at nrtofeaston.org.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Last spring, The HRC sponsored a training called "Active Bystanders: Creating Safety in Contentious Times," facilitated by Quabbin Mediation. To learn more, visit quabbinmediation.org. To find out about future trainings, please email the Committee.
Festival of Trees
November 25th—December 10th, 2018
The Human Rights Committee sponsored a UNITY tree, using remnants of pink yarn from the UNITY project.
The UNITY project
October 1, 2017
The Natural Resources Trust (NRT) and Easton’s Human Rights Committee partnered to bring UNITY to Eaton—an interactive public art project that examined how labels both help and hinder our ability to build unity as a community and as a human race.