Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Members Contact:

Staff Contact: John Bugbee

On March 22, 2021 the Board of Selectmen voted to establish an advisory committee known as the Human Rights, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.  Below is the Charge of the Committee:

Purpose. There shall hereby be established an advisory committee to the Board of Selectmen to be known as the Wayland Human Rights, Diversity, Equity[1], and Inclusion Committee, hereinafter referred to as the “Committee.” The purpose of creating the Committee is to affirm that the Town of Wayland is an inclusive community that has, as one of its core values, the freedom from discrimination, disrespect, bigotry, other forms of microaggressions, macroaggressions, hatred and oppression, and to reaffirm the Town’s commitment to upholding and defending the rights of all individuals to enjoy the free and equal exercise of their human and civil rights and privileges.

To that end, the Committee strives to ensure that all persons enjoy the equal opportunity to participate in local affairs, including but not limited to housing, employment, education, public accommodation, access to Town services, insurance, credit, banking and health care, regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, health status, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and/or ex- offender status.