Survey in Mansfield Seeks Input from Residents about Human Rights Experiences and Perspectives
The Town of Mansfield’s Human Rights Commission has launched a survey as a means for seeking information on the human rights experiences and perspectives of people in
Mansfield. The survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/QX5GFPP
Established in 2020 by the Mansfield Town Council, Mansfield’s Human Rights Commission’s (MHRC) mission is to promote implementation of universal human rights values and principles in all Town of Mansfield programs, and throughout the wider Northeastern Connecticut community.
The information gathered through this survey will be used by the MHRC to help identify human rights challenges and to develop recommendations for advancing equity in Mansfield. All survey answers will remain anonymous.
“We felt it was important in our outreach efforts to establish a baseline of information,” says Glenn Mitoma, Chair of the Human Rights Commission. “We don’t always recognize that people have vastly different experiences, and it is important that we understand how members of our community feel, are treated, and generally are received in their daily lives. In order to advance equity in our region, we must gather information on perspectives and experiences from all parts of our community. Our commission hopes this survey might help us identify the key issues and which parts of our community are most affected,” he added.
In its short year of existence, the Human Rights Commission has been very active, promoting the establishment of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in October, recognizing Juneteenth Independence Day, advocating for recognition of June as Pride month, and taking the lead in helping coordinate the Martin Luther King, Jr. mural project this summer with RiseUP for the Arts and other local community groups.
For more information, visit their web page at http://mansfieldct.gov/1982/Human-Rights-Commission.