Arlington Solidarity with Charlottesville & Action Gathering August 16 at First Parish

Arlington and surrounding towns have been invited to come together at First Parish UU on Mass. Ave. in Arlington Center in a show of solidarity with Charlottesville and to take action for our future by resisting white supremacy/nationalism and hate.

ACTIONS begin at 6 pm:
-- Sign the Commitment to Change poster.
-- Write a postcard in support of a federal inter-agency task force on Fighting Hate.
-- Make a card of healing and support to the victims in Charlottesville. 
-- Make a poster for the Counter Protest and Resistance Rally in response to the gathering of white nationalists on Boston Common this Saturday (

At 6:45 pm, the group will gather together for a moment of silence, brief words and singing to strengthen us for what's ahead. Children are welcome! RSVP to the Arlington Solidarity Facebook event.

Apply by August 21 to join the AHRC

AHRC has a vacancy. We encourage all interested parties to apply. Meetings are usually the third Wednesday of the month at the Jefferson Cutter House in Arlington Center. We strive for Commission membership to reflect the diversity of our town.

AHRC was created by Town Meeting in 1993 to advance issues related to the fair and equal treatment of individuals and to create a mechanism for addressing complaints arising out of these issues. AHRC is governed by the Town of Arlington Bylaw Title II, Article 9.

Mission: To work individually and collaboratively with other groups in our community to celebrate the ever-changing tapestry of our Town, to emphasize through educational outreach the danger of intolerance, and to advance issues related to the fair and equal treatment of individuals.  

If you are a resident of the Town and are interested in becoming a member of AHRC, please send your resume and letter of interest by 4 pm Monday, August 21. Position will remain open until filled. 

Karen Fitzgerald
School Committee Administrative Assistant
869 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th Floor
Arlington, MA 02476

Monthly meeting August 23

This month AHRC will meet at 8 pm on Wednesday, August 23 at the Jefferson Cutter House, 611 Mass. Ave., in the lower level conference room. The entrance is in the back, by the parking lot, and the room is accessible.


Arlington for All (hashtag #arl4all) is a town-wide campaign incorporating a number of town organizations, faith communities, schools, arts groups, and individuals to highlight diversity in Arlington and celebrate how embracing our different physical, cultural, and religious histories make us more interesting and stronger as a community. 

Submit an event to the #arl4all calendar:

Monthly meetings

AHRC usually meets at 8 pm on the third Wednesday of each month at the Jefferson Cutter House, 611 Massachusetts Ave. Check the town calendar the week of the meeting to confirm. More info:

Reporting discrimination

The protected classes in Arlington, Massachusetts, are: race, color, religious views, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, citizenship, age, ancestry, family/marital status, sexual orientation, disability, source of income, and military status.

You can report discrimination in Arlington to the AHRC.

Arlington Human Rights Commission
27 Maple Street, Arlington, MA 02476

Download the AHRC complaint form at or

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