City of Pittsfield's Human Rights Commission to Host Fundraiser

City of Pittsfield’s Human Rights Commission to Host Fundraiser


(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The City of Pittsfield’s Human Rights Commission is pleased to host its first fundraiser event on Saturday, Nov. 7. The event will be held 7-9 p.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 55 Fenn St.

There is a suggested donation of $10; funds will benefit the commission’s work toward fostering equal rights for all city residents through targeted initiatives and programming, said Commission Chair Cecilia Rock. The event will feature an Elvis-themed performance by Tommy T and Black Velvet; there also will be an assortment of door prizes including sheets of new Elvis stamps.

Rock says the event is noteworthy because it signifies the commission’s continuing progress since reactivating. Prior to 2014, the city did not have an active commission for nearly 20 years, Rock said.

“We’re now an organization quite fairly established,” said Rock, of the group, which is volunteer driven and composed of nine members. “We have good communication with the public and active subcommittees.”

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