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2021 | Martin Luther King Day Tribute

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -MLK


Click below to watch the 2021 Martin Luth King Jr. Tribute live at 2 PM on Monday, January 18


A special PSA from HRIC Chair, Dutrochet “Dee” Djoko:


Featured Speakers

Office of Senator Joan Lovely - December District Hours | Beverly, MA Patch        Sally Kerans for State Representative (@sallykerans4rep) | Twitter      Bartha inks new five-year contract with Danvers | Local News |      School Committee votes 2 percent pay raise for Superintendent Lisa Dana | Local News |

      Senator Joan Lovely            Representative Sally Kerans                Town Manager Steve Bartha                 Dr. Lisa Dana, Superintendent

Bennett offers continuity for selectmen | Local News |                             Powers resigns from board | Local News |                         2018 Civic Leader - Next Generation Pharmacist

Dan Bennett, Select Board     Mike Powers, Town Meeting               Dr. Dutrochet Djoko, HRIC

Student Participants

Ann Lauren      Sadie

                             AnnLauren Djoko                                                                  Sadie Souza

Jillian       Smith

                                  Jillian Steeves                                                        Smith Elementary School

Highlands      Bumper Sticker

                Highlands Elementary School                                Bumper Sticker Contest Artists

2021 Drum Major for Justice Award Recipient

Dr. J. Keith Motley, Ph.D.

J. Keith Motley, Ph.D

The Danvers Human Rights & Inclusion Committee is proud to present Dr. J. Keith Motley with the 2021 Drum Major for Justice Award.

Dr. Motley served as Chancellor of the UMass Boston from 2007 to 2017. Currently, Dr. Motley serves as Distinguished Professor in UMass Boston’s College of Management.

As the first African American Chancellor of UMass Boston, which is considered to be the most diverse public research university in New England, Dr. Motley highlighted academic excellence, access and inclusion among key mission related goals.

Dr. Motley serves on numerous boards of organizations with local, regional, and national reach including Board Chair of Carney Hospital, The Boston Foundation, The Sports Museum, Stonehill College, Eastern Bank and the Freedom House. Currently, Dr. Motley serves as Consultant to the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. For five consecutive years, Dr. Motley was named to the Boston Business Journal’s “Power 50” list of Boston-area influencers. In 2016, he was named to the “Get Konnected! 100” list of Boston’s 100 Most Influential People of Color.

Dr. Motley holds a BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Boston College. He also holds Honorary Doctorates from Northeastern University, Stonehill College, Robert Morris University, Pine Manor College, and the President’s Award for Disctinguished Civil Leadership from Emerson College. Dr. Motley is the author of Unlocking the Promise of Higher Education in a Global Age: The Student-Centered Urban Public Research University. You can learn more about Dr. Motley on his Wikipedia page.



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