November 27, 2023 By The Hingham Human Rights Commission
The Hingham Human Rights Commission stands firmly for the principles of human rights, justice, and peace. We are deeply concerned about the ongoing conflict, which has resulted in the loss of innocent lives and the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians. For our community members- Israeli, Palestinian, Muslim, Jewish, and other individuals or groups who are fearful or personally connected to or impacted by recent and current events- we share in your sorrows. In the past weeks, we have been in touch with many community members, and we have become aware of the fear and trauma felt throughout our community. We have also been in touch with the Select Board, the Hingham Police Department, and Hingham Public Schools to ensure that we are thoughtful and vigilant toward our community’s current issues. We ask all of our Hingham community to consider reaching out to impacted neighbors and to speak out against any antisemitism or Islamophobia. For anyone experiencing a mental health crisis, Aileen Walsh is Hingham’s Crisis Clinician and can be reached at 781-804-2222, firstname.lastname@example.org. For anyone who experiences or witnesses a hate crime, the Hingham Police Department has a dedicated Civil Rights Officer, Lieutenant John Marquardt, who can be reached at email@example.com or (781) 804-2230.