Human Rights Committee


The Town of Needham’s Human Rights Committee strives to reaffirm the worth and dignity of every human being. The diversity of our community is embraced and celebrated through the following activities:

  • Education: Advocate appreciation for and respect for diversity.
  • Community Outreach: Organize community events to constructively promote diversity and tolerance.
  • Community Response: We respond to issues that challenge the human rights of any individual or group in our community.


Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month from 7:30 - 9:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.  The location of the meeting (either at Town Hall and /or via Zoom) will be publicly posted with the agenda at least 48 hours in advance of each meeting.  All members of the Needham community are welcome to participate in the committee's activities and meetings.

September 21, 2023  at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 26, 2023

November 16, 2023

December 21, 2023

January 18, 2024

February 15, 2024

March 21, 2024

*April 11, 2024?

May 16, 2024

June 20, 2024

No regularly scheduled meetings in July and August.


All residents of the Town of Needham are welcome to participate in the committee’s activities and meetings.

Tina Burgos, ChairAlbert "Bud" Schram
Cynthia GanungJennifer Howard Schroeder
Kerry HurwitchMarlene Schultz
Amelia KleinEmerson Ward
Keith LaFaceVacancy
Finn McKeonVacancy
Lt. Belinda Carroll (Police Liaison)
Updated June 2022