Woodstock Human Rights Commission’s (WHRC) Mission
The Woodstock Human
Rights Commission’s (WHRC) mission is to support the Woodstock Town Board in
ensuring fairness and equitable treatment of all people when interacting with
all town agencies and departments in the Town of Woodstock, New York.
The WHRC will work
towards these goals through:
- Individual(s) Advocacy by creating a
confidential mechanism for the community to voice their human rights
issues; by working through the Woodstock Town Board to mediate
resolutions; and by following up on the agreed outcomes.
- Community Education by serving as a resource;
sponsoring forums, educational programs, workshops, celebrations; and,
promoting effective communication strategies among community members.
Policy Recommendations by
utilizing a human rights perspective when reviewing, communicating,
advising, and proposing recommendations and actions to the Woodstock Town Board
regarding the local town governmental agencies’ current and future policies and
interactions with the community to ensure that all human rights are considered.
The WHRC works to support the local government agencies to uphold their
obligatory duty to honor human rights of all Woodstock community members and
visitors to Woodstock, New York.