May 22, 2013
The Human Rights Task Force is committed to advocacy and education efforts that guarantee equal rights and equal opportunities for all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, health, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, class, religion, or immigration status.
The MASW Board of Directors endorsed this statement in March 2013 from the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates concerning Missouri Principles for Immigration Reform.
Goals for 2013
- Facilitate new collaborative efforts and enhance existing partnerships in order to create a more unified voice for equality in Missouri.
- Support legislation that would create a more equitable and just state.
- Carry out educational events, including but not limited to public forums that promote acceptance and understanding.
- Work for progress on immigrant rights, tolerance of those using English as a second language, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, equal employment opportunity and fair housing, state-wide standards for the use of TASERs, profiling by government agencies and private businesses, religious tolerance, universal design and the challenges faced by those “aging out” of foster care.
The Human Rights Task Force is looking for passionate members statewide to create change through activism and community education. The Task Force meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 1:15 PM, 606 East Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO. For more information, please contact Don Love or Carol Zablocki.