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.

October 21, 2021

November 18, 2021

December 16, 2021

January 20, 2022

February 17, 2022

March 17, 2022

*April 28, 2022

May 19, 2022

June 16, 2022

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, ChairRinaz Mala Mohamed
VacantEmerson Ward
Cynthia GanungVacant
Jennifer Howard SchroederAlbert "Bud" Schram
Kerry HurwitchMarlene Schultz
Ameilia KleinJulie Venebles
Lt. Belinda Carroll (Police Liaison)

Updated December 2021