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The opposite of love isn't hate; it's indifference.

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The Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee
The Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee
The Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee
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Mission Statement

 

The Danvers Committee for Diversity is a cohesive task force against anti-Semitism, homophobia, intolerance, racism, sexism, and bigotry.  We  partner with police, school administration and several community partners on events to create a positive atmosphere for a multi-cultural community. We stand against hatred and support those who experience marginalization due to their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.

Finding Myself in the Story of Race | Debby Irving | TEDx Fenway

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Reaffirming Danvers as a Safe Community

First and foremost, we remain committed to the inherent worth and dignity of every person at every level:  neighborhood, local, state, federal, and the world.  We are committed to assuring that all persons in our town feel safe and welcome.

On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln, a group of enslaved blacks in Galveston, Texas finally heard the announcement that they were freed from the institution of slavery.
 
The portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth” marks this day. Union Maj. General Gordon Granger travelled to Texas to issue a federal order stating that slavery was abolished and calling for a new relationship between “former masters and slaves” and “an employer and hired labor.”
 
Newly freed blacks celebrated the first Juneteenth in 1866 to commemorate liberation.
The Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee
The Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee

Danvers Town Hall
1 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Eileen Page

Human Resources Generalist (978) 777-0001 x3031 

epage@danversma.gov

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