Human Rights Commission


  • 5 p.m.
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • Hybrid - On Zoom and at the public libary

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The South Hadley Human Rights Commission aims to develop community awareness and education of human rights and promote understanding of the diverse cultures within our town and surroundings. The commission will also serve as a resource with respect to issues that challenge any individual or group’s enjoyment of their basic human rights in our community, and promote cooperation of racial, religious, ethnic, civic, fraternal, benevolent and private and public organizations and agencies to cultivate and encourage an atmosphere of mutual understanding and harmonious intergroup relationships

Initially, three members were appointed to one-year terms, three members to two-year terms and three members to three-year terms. Thereafter, each member shall be appointed for a three-year term.

Two members were appointed by the Selectboard; two members were appointed by the Commission on Disability; two members were appointed by the School Committee; one member was appointed by the Council on Aging; one member was appointed by the Cultural Council; and one member was appointed by the Board of Health.

If you have questions about the Human Rights Commission or concerns you need to convey, please email

  1. Renee Sweeney


  1. Danielle Cooke

    Vice Chair

  1. Lori Souder

  1. Tay Silveira

  1. Judy Gooch

  1. Susan LaBonte

  1. Dick Matteson


  1. Nina Nedrebo