The issue of human rights has been discussed and debated since the beginning of time.  In 1948 the United Nations adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights which begins... 
 
“Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world….”  
 
The members of Newington's Human Rights Commission (HRC) would like to know how Newington residents think our community is doing to respect and uplift the lived experiences of all residents and what we can do to better foster inclusivity. We ask that you answer a few questions about your experiences in town. The survey should take less than 5 minutes. Your responses will help the HRC to better understand our town's climate as perceived by a diverse set of voices and perspectives. It will also help to guide our work as we seek to strengthen our community through the value of diversity.

Your answers to this survey are completely confidential and only aggregate/completely de-identified responses will be available publicly following the survey.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Newington HRC on a specific issue of importance to you, please use this link to contact the Newington Department of Human Services and specify in the comment box that you would like to volunteer with the HRC including the issue you would like to work on - https://www.newingtonct.gov/formcenter/Contact-Us-4/Contact-UsHuman-Services-65. 

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

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* 1. How would you define what it means to be an inclusive town? Please select up to 5 choices.

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* 2. Please use this box to share your thoughts on any of your choices in Q1.

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* 3. Newington is an inclusive town?

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* 4. Have you experienced discrimination in Newington? Please select all that apply.

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* 5. Which of the following human rights and social justice priorities do you think should be a focus of the Newington Human Rights Commission? Please select your top 3 choices.

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* 6. Would you be willing to work with the HRC on a specific topic? If yes, be sure to use the link in the intro to contact the Newington Human Services Department to let them know that you'd like to volunteer with the HRC.

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* 7. If you answered "yes" to Q6, please indicate which issue(s) you would be interested in working on.

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* 8. Please select your age range.

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