The Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council is a community organization of volunteers working together to foster respect, understanding, good will, and conciliation among individuals and groups in the community. It is dedicated to the belief that all people are entitled to dignity and respect. The role of the Human Rights Council is one of education and advocacy.

Est: 1978

The role of the Human Rights Council is one of education, advocacy, and mediation. Through representatives on its Executive Committee the Human Rights Council provides an opportunity for many community groups to network their activities, working together toward common goals.

Membership in the Human Rights Council is open to all persons living or working in, or in close association with the Concord-Carlisle community.

The Human Rights Council serves as the official liason with local, national, and international human rights observances.


Co-sponsorship and support of an open lecture series and events centered around issues of Human Rights such as:

  • Human Rights Day Breakfast
  • Spring Peace Day Festival
  • New Perspectives on Concord’s History
  • Peace Day

The Traveling Road Show on Prejudice

A panel of speakers available free of charge to any civic, business, historic, religious, educational, or social group

Days of Remembrance

Annual Holocaust Memorial Observance Progam

METCO Program

Active support and advocacy in Concord Public Schools and regional schools.

Concord Fair Housing

Ongoing interest in all efforts to enhance diversity within the community through equal housing opportunities.

Concord Prison Outreach

Assistance with providing volunteer opportunities within local correctional institutions.


A service offered in response to requests in instances of abuse or human rights locally.

Climate for Freedom

Newsletter covering Council activities, community events, and news related to human rights.