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Human Rights Committee


We are all individuals with unique backgrounds and experiences. One thing we all have in common, however, is our community. It’s up to us, together, to create a culture that values differences and promotes inclusion.

We’re pleased to bring the “Envelope Project” to this year’s NRT Harvest and Craft Fair. This large-scale, interactive project is intended to spread positive messages throughout our community. A simple exchange of words can make us realize that everyone deserves the basic human rights of tolerance and respect—even those we might not know.

Please join us on Sunday, October 6 from 10:00am to 4:00pm a the Sheep Pasture, 307 Main Street, Easton, MA 02356.

Download the flyer.

Please email for more information or to volunteer.

About The Committee

Easton's Human Rights Committee is a group of Easton residents dedicated to building a stronger, more unified Town—free from bigotry, hatred, intolerance, and disrespect. Current membership includes nine (9) at-large citizens, one (1) Board of Selectmen member, one (1) School Committee member, and one (1) Civil Rights Officer. Our meetings usually take place on the second Thursday of each month and are open to the public. 



Our Mission

  • To promote Easton’s vision of a community that has as its core values freedom from bigotry, hatred, intolerance, and disrespect.
  • To build a stronger, more unified Town that respects and recognizes both our diversity and our commonalities.
  • To work with community groups and agencies to educate and to promote understanding to eliminate prejudice and intolerance.
  • To confront statements and actions that conflict with the core values expressed above.

Read a full copy of the Human Rights Committee’s charge, adopted by the Selectmen on March 23, 2009 and amended on February 26, 2018.

View the latest Human Rights Committee flyer.

Download the 2019-2020 Easton Guide to Holiday Observance.

How to Donate

To donate to the Committee, please make checks payable to “Town of Easton” accompanied by a memo that describes where and how you’d like the gift to be spent. If you’d like your gift to remain anonymous, please say so in your memo.

Example: This gift is intended for "Hate Has No Home Here" signs. This gift should remain anonymous.

Checks can be mailed or delivered to Town Hall, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356. All donations and requests must be accepted by the Board of Selectmen.

To determine whether or not your donation is tax deductible, please contact a tax professional.

Current Members

Name Membership Term Expiration
Ilisabeth Bornstein Chair 06/30/2020
Karen Chan Vice Chair 06/30/2020
Craig Barger BOS Representative 06/30/2020
Amy Gershman Member 06/30/2022
Irene Deane Member 06/30/2020
Alikki Kiniklis Member 06/30/2021
Beth Devonshire Member 06/30/2021
Michelle Durrance School Committee Representative 06/30/2020
Katherine Foster Member 06/30/2022
Alison Urciuoli Member 06/30/2022
VACANCY Member 06/30/2021
Matthew Badoud Civil Rights Officer  




American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLU)
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
Anti-Defamation League of New England (ADL)
Hate Has No Home Here
Bystander Resources
Boston Active Bystander Coalition Facebook Page


The Human Rights Committee welcomes questions and comments. Please email us at