Union County Human Relations Commission
The Union County Human Relations Commission has four primary goals:
- To celebrate the richness of life
- To intervene to eradicate the conditions that ultimately causes bias and hate
- To cultivate understanding and respect
- To promote human rights and cultural diversity, by better understanding others and ourselves.
The Commission serves to promote and encourage a more peaceful and ecumenical society in Union County, by providing support to bias crime victims who are targets of a crime because of their race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or physical or mental challenges, and by intervening to eradicate the conditions that ultimately cause them.
The Union County Human Relations Commission addresses the issues of prejudice, bias and racism and their impact on our local schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The Commission consists of a group of Union County residents from diverse personal and professional backgrounds.
Our mission, and the focus of our efforts and activities, is to actively encourage, develop, promote and strengthen respect for human rights and cultural diversity among the people of Union County. Simply stated, the Union County Human Relations Commission celebrates the richness of life that cultural diversity brings to our communities and ourselves.
The Commission meets every other month on Monday nights at the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains. UCHRC Sub-Committees meet as needed to address and implement specific projects.