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Human Rights Committee

The human rights committee exists to promote the principles of social justice, non-violence, equity, diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism through educational programs, community service and public events.

The human rights committee shall have the following powers and duties:

  • To celebrate and honor the significance of the lives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jonathan Daniels;
  • To promote the principles of social justice, non-violence, equity, and multiculturalism through education programs, community service and public events;
  • To encourage the elimination of barriers, which may exist within the Keene community that discourage a more diverse and inclusive community.
  • To reassure and support under-represented groups who may feel unwelcome in Keene.
  • To educate the community on the advantages of a more diverse and inclusive community. 
  • The committee is authorized to conduct fundraising events to further its goals. All gifts and donations presented to the human rights committee shall be formally accepted by the city council.

Staff Liaison

Andrew S. Bohannon: 603-357-9829


Meetings are generally held the first Monday of each month at 5:00 PM.

View the City Calendar to confirm the date and time of the next meeting.


  • Active Members

      First Name Last Name Type Term Expires
    1 Hunter Kirschner Regular 12/31/2023
    2 Daniel Aronson Regular 12/31/2023
    3 Jan Manwaring Regular 12/31/2024
    4 Catherine Workman Regular 12/31/2022
    5 Dottie Morris Regular 12/31/2020
    6 Marti Fiske Regular 12/31/2023
    7 Shaun Filiault Regular 12/31/2024
    8 Mohammad Saleh Regular 12/31/2024
    9 Sofia Cunha-Vasconcelos Regular 12/31/2022
    10 Ritu Budakoti Alternate 12/31/2023
    11 Heidi Schwieger Alternate 12/31/2024
      Last Updated: 02/03/2022    

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