Human Rights at the forefront for Boston Pride to best serve its constituents

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BOSTON, MA – The newly formed Human Rights and Education (HR&E) Committee of Boston Pride, continues to move forward with its 2012 Community Forum Road Tour.

The HR&E Committee is the arm of the Boston Pride organization that advocates for social justice for the LGBT Community by disseminating news, promoting dialogue, and mobilizing people to take action on issues of local, national and global significance.

“As we build a Human Rights component into our organization, we want to gather input from our community that can help guide us on our course.  We want a new program to be relevant and useful to the people we serve,” asserts Boston Pride Director of Development, Keri Aulita.

In the first few months of 2012, the Road Tour will hit the Western MA, the South Shore and the Greater Boston area.  The next Community Forum will be held in Northampton, MA on Wednesday, January 18th. The forum will be held at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence (220 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060). Upcoming dates will be announced soon.

The Tour began in Haverhill, where the committee launched a statewide outreach effort to talk with members of the LGBT Community to gather data on how it can best serve its constituents.

“We plan to give you the opportunity to directly express your thoughts and ideas,” says Michael Bookman, Co-Chair of the HR&E Committee.

The HR&E Committee is currently seeking new members to help garner community involvement, establish programming goals, and launch initiatives.  If interested, contact us at humanrights@bostonpride.org.

The Human Rights and Education Committee of Boston Pride advocates for social justice for the LGBT Community by disseminating news, promoting dialogue, and mobilizing people to take action on issues of local, national and global significance.

For more information on the Human Rights & Education Committee of Boston Pride, visit www.bostonpride.org/pride365/humanrights.

Boston Pride is a 5-1c(3) non-profit organization that produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond.  Fostering diversity, unity, visibility, and dignity; the organization educates, communicates, and advocates by building and strengthening community connections.