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The Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee


Eileen Page
Human Resources Generalist

Danvers Town Hall
1 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Monday - Wednesday 8 am -4 pm
Thursday 8 am - 7 pm
Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Next Meeting:

December 17, 2020

This agenda for this meeting will be posted on Tuesday, December 15

Meeting Minutes

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Mission Statement

The Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee  is a cohesive task force against anti-Semitism, homophobia, intolerance, racism, sexism and bigotry. We partner with police, school administration and several community partners on events to create a positive atmosphere for a multi-cultural community. We stand against hatred and support those who experience marginalization due to their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.

Committee Members: Dutrochet Djoko, Chair; Paul Pawlak, Vice Chair; Charles Desmond; Robert Gamer; William Graham; Donna Hopkins; Sally Kerans; David McKenna; Jorge Sanchez-Salazar; Cathy Sullivan-Bradley

Liaisons: David Mills, Select Board; Eric Crane, School Committee; Lt. Robert Sullivan, Police; Rev. Douglas Vooys, Interfaith Partnership

Image: Dee Djoko, Chair of the HRIC


Ongoing Events

Unity in Our Community | Don't miss out on getting your Danvers Unity sign! Lawn signs are available for a suggested $10 donation, but no one will be denied a sign for inability to donate. Contact Donna Hopkins at [email protected]

Upcoming Events

2021 MLK Day Tribute | Each year since 1999, the Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee has brought the community together in a celebration of community and the ideals that Dr. King lived and died for. A virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute is currently in the works. Stay tuned for more information!

Bumper Sticker Contest Winner | After receiving over 30 entries from students grades 6-12, the Committee is working diligently to select a winner of our Bumper Sticker Art Contest. The winner will be formally announced at our January 2021 meeting, and our gallery of entries will be posted online. Stay tuned!

Past Events

2020 Pride Flag Raising | The 2020 Pride Flag Raising ceremony can be viewed here.

2020 MLK Day Tribute  | The 2020 Martin Luther King Day event can be viewed here.

2019 Independence Day | The 2019 Independence Day reading of the Declaration of Independence can be viewed here.


Each year, the Committee awards scholarships to graduating DHS seniors who take an active role in making Danvers a community in which all people are accepted without prejudice against their gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs or lack of, affiliation or sexual identity.

For a scholarship application, please contact the DHS Guidance Department.

The Committee was honored to present seniors Erin Lally and Colby Thompson with the 2020 scholarships!

DHS Choir performs at MLK Event
Danvers teens gather
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