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Spots Open on Cultural, Human Rights Commissions

The deadline to apply is noon Friday.

Spots Open on Cultural, Human Rights Commissions

Today is Monday, Dec. 10. Here are five things you need to know:

1.) There are spots open on the town’s Cultural Commission and Human Rights Commission. Applications are due noon Friday, Dec. 14. The following is from the Arlington Public Schools:

Info on the Cultural Commission

Town Meeting established a seven-member Cultural Commission, which shall consist of Town residents, six appointed by the Town Manager, one by the School Committee. The Commission shall endeavor to preserve and promote the cultural and artistic resources in Town and work toward establishing Arlington as a significant cultural destination through promotion, education, advocacy, and related activities.

Info on the Human Rights Commission

The Arlington Human Rights Commission was created by Town Meeting in 1993 to advance issues related to the fair and equal treatment of individuals and to create a mechanism for addressing complaints arising out of these issues. The School Committee is one of three appointing authorities to the Commission.

The mission of the AHRC is to work individually and collaboratively with other groups in our community to celebrate the ever-changing tapestry of our Town, and to emphasize through educational outreach the danger of intolerance at every level. The Commission usually meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Jefferson Cutter House.

Info on Applying

Individuals interesting in applying for one of the two appointments should send a letter of interest and resume to School Committee Administrative Secretary Karen Fitzgerald, 869 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th Floor, Arlington, MA 02476 or email at kfitzgerald@arlington.k12.ma.us, by noon Friday, December 14, 2012. Questions about the AHRC and its work may be directed to info@arlingtonhumanrights.org.

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3.) Get caught up on everything you missed last week with our ‘Week in Review.’

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5.) It’s expected to rain all day today and into the night, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures should reach the low 60s.

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