Human Rights Commission
The Commission's purpose is to promote and secure mutual understanding and respect among all economic, social, religious, age, ethnic, sexual, and racial groups in the city, and shall act as conciliator in controversies involving intergroup and interracial relations. The Commission shall cooperate with federal, state, and other city agencies in an effort to develop harmonious intergroup and interracial relations and shall endeavor to enlist the support of civic, religious, labor, industrial, and commercial groups and civic leaders dedicated to the improvement of intergroup and interracial relations and elimination of discriminatory practices.
|Linda Cherry||Council Representative||10/24/16|
|Jody Cofer Randall||Chair||10/24/17|
|Jane Shoemaker||Council Representative||01/14/17|
Address: 104 North 5th Street
Date and Time: 2nd Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
If you are interested in serving on this board/commission please complete an application by clicking here or if you would like more information regarding this board/commission, contact the City Clerk by email or call 270-762-0300.
Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Revisions to the City of Murray's Human
The format of the meeting is as follows:
1. The town meeting will continue for up to 90 minutes or until no one indicates a desire to speak on the subject.
2. Those wishing to speak should indicate their desire to speak by standing, and should wait to speak until they are recognized by the facilitator. Those speaking should do so from the designated microphone.
3. Those wishing to speak are asked to keep their comments to 2 minutes. Time will be kept, and the facilitator will stand at 90 seconds and will interrupt at 2 minutes, asking the speaker to conclude remarks.
4. Remarks in support or in opposition will be followed by a request for a different viewpoint. If none is offered, the next speaker will be recognized, regardless of the viewpoint offered.
5. Persons who demonstrate an unwillingness to cooperate with the protocols will not be recognized. Other limitations on speech or the use of language in a public forum may be suggested, as appropriate, by the City Attorney or his assignee.
All interested parties are invited to attend. Please come and share your thoughts with people who are interested in promoting values of opportunity, freedom, and fairness among all people in Murray.
Questions regarding this public forum may be addressed to Commission Chair Jody Cofer Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 270-809-5040.
City of Murray Human Rights Commission Issue-Based Hearings for 2014-2015
- Issues confronting individuals with disabilities
August 11, 2014, 4:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers
Lead Organizer: Dr. Peggy Pittman-Munke
- Race relations in our community
October 13, 2014, 4:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers
Lead Organizers: Jody Cofer Randall and Jessica Evans
- Issues regarding poverty and raising awareness
January 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers
Lead Organizers: Linda Cherry, Dr. Peggy Pittman-Munke, and Jane Shoemaker
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender inclusion in the
February 9, 2015, 4:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers
Lead Organizer: Jody Cofer Randall
- Issues confronting women in Murray
March 9, 2015, 4:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers
Lead Organizers: Paula Compton and Connie Payne
- Issues confronting immigrants and international individuals
April 13, 2015, 4:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers
Lead Organizers: Jody Cofer Randall and Tung Dinh
- Ensuring equal opportunities for Murray's aging populations
May 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers
Lead Organizer: Dr. Peggy Pittman-Munke
Resolution on City Appointees to Boards and Commissions - Adopted June 9, 2014
The Month of October has been proclaimed to be Bullying Prevention and Character Counts month.
Bully Free Resolution - adopted by the Human Rights Commission on the 14th day of January 2013.
For more information on a bully free program visit www.bullyfree.com
Free Resources for parents, students, teachers, and etc.
Follow Murray's Bully Free Community Education Campaign on Facebook.
Articles written by Allan L. Beane, Ph.D., President of Bully Free
Article 1 - Why Children Do No Report Bullying
Article 2 - Help Your Child Be Bully Free In The Community
Article 3 - Could Your Child Bully
Article 4 - When Your Child Bullies Part I
Article 5 - When Your Child Bullies Part II
Article 6 - When Your Child Bullies Part III
Article 7 - Workplace Bullying Part I
Article 8 - Workplace Bullying Part II
Article 9 - Workplace Bullying Part III
Murray State University, Office of Multicultural Affairs/Color Chronicles covers the City of Murray Human Rights Commission Conference which was on April 16, 2013. To see the youtube video click here.
The Murray Human Rights Commission is sponsoring video presentations of Dr. Allan Beane's "Bully Free Program". For more information click here.
Recent Agenda - May 11, 2015
The Human Rights Commission Committee on Poverty will meet on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at 1537 Spring Creek Drive in Murray, to review collected data on poverty and develop a framework to approach efforts pertaining to poverty in the City of Murray.
Previous Meeting Minutes: