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Human Rights Comittee


On August 22, 2016, the Board of Selectmen voted to appoint eight (8) at-large citizen members to the Human Rights Committee. The Committee works to promote a community that has as its core values freedom from bigotry, hatred, intolerance, and disrespect. A full copy of the Human Rights Committee Charge, amended by the Selectmen on February 26, 2018, is available by clicking here. 

To view the latest Community Flyer detailing the mission of the Human Rights Commission, click here.


The membership shall consist of a minimum of seven (7) and a maximum of twelve (12) members. Membership will include: one member of the Board of Selectmen, appointed by its Chair, one member of the School Committee, appointed by its Chair, and a minimum of four to a maximum of 9 at-large members, appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The at-large members shall be residents of Easton. The Town of Easton Civil Rights Officer shall also serve, with voting rights.  The Board of Selectmen designee and the School Committee designee shall serve for one year terms. The at-large members shall serve for staggered three year terms.

Current Members: 

 Name   Membership  Term Expiration
 Ilisabeth Bornstein  Chair  06/30/2020
 Karen Chan  Vice Chair  06/30/2020
 Alikki Kiniklis  Member   06/30/2018
 Sharyn Katz  Member   06/30/2019
 Tabitha May-Tolub  Member  06/30/2019 
 Craig Barger  BOS Representative  06/30/2018
 Janice Narsasian  Member   06/30/2018 
 Caroline O'Neill  School Committee Representative  06/30/2017 
 Pratima Penumarthy  Member   06/30/2019 
 Sumaiya Zama  Member   06/30/2018 
 Amy Gershman  Member  06/30/2019
 Matthew Badoud  Civil Rights Officer  



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