Human Rights Commission

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the civil and human rights of all people in Wakefield. Our goal is to reinforce positive relationships in the community and to create educational programs to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity. Such educational activities help communities become more harmonious, respectful, and cohesive. Through working with other groups and agencies within our community, we will strive to eliminate prejudice and intolerance, promote mutual respect and human rights and accept individual differences.

Upcoming Events


If you are able to donate your time and hand out materials at any of the events below(90 minute shifts), please click the link to sign up and let the Commission know.  Thanks in advance for your participation.

June 9th: Festival by the Lake 10am-4pm
July 7th: Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm
August 4th: Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm
August 18th: Italian Festival 2pm-8pm
September 8th: Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm
November 6th: Vote Yes on the Transgender Ballot Question!


Commissioner Term
William Chetwynd 2020
Bob Vincent 2021
Kevin Dua 2021
David Watts, Jr. 2019
Maria Muti Secretary\Treasurer
Pina Masciarelli-Patel 2021 - Chairperson
Richard Greif Vice-Chairperson
Isabel Castro 2021
Rabbi Greg Hersh 2019
Officer Amy Rando  
Talat Aman Wakefield High School Representative
Town Administrator Steve Maio Ex Officio
Chief Richard Smith Ex Officio
Superintendent of Schools Kim Smith Ex Officio







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