Human Rights Advisory Committee
Due to COVID-19, all City of Salisbury Human Rights Advisory Committee meetings will be held virtually using online virtual meeting software beginning in March 2020 and through the foreseeable future. Individuals do not need to have an account to join the meeting, one can simply follow the link posted here from a computer browser and you will be permitted to join as a guest. If you would like to attend the virtual meeting from your phone, you will need to download the software app and sign up/in, which is free. In accordance with the Maryland Open Meetings Act, all HRAC meetings are open to the public and anyone who wishes is welcome to attend.
The Salisbury Human Rights Advisory Committee seeks to both recognize and celebrate the growing diversity of the Salisbury community. The HRAC believes that all community members have the right to be treated with respect, impartiality, and dignity, with equal consideration for race, color, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or disability.
The HRAC will promote and encourage respect for the human and civil rights of all Salisbury residents, as well as work to prevent prejudice and discrimination on any basis. It will do so by:
- Identifying perceived problems of discrimination or human relations conflicts within the City and then advising the Mayor and City Council of the issue.
- Acting as resource and a safe place where individuals or groups may air their concerns of any existence, potential existence, or perception of discrimination within the City or community at large.
- Providing a forum for the promotion of dialogue, education, healing and celebration of our diversity.
- Sponsoring outreach efforts, educational programs, and celebrations to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity. Such outreach will target groups which may have suffered from or been the object of discrimination or who may perceive themselves to have been the object of the same.