October 9, 2023
October 14, 2023
67 Amity Street
November 10, 2023
November 23, 2023 - November 24, 2023
December 22, 2023
Use the link found here! to nominate.
The Amherst Human Rights Commission’s primary purpose is to promote a community of mutual respect and to honor the diversity of our community. We strive to promote attitudes of compassion and concern for our neighbors. To encourage these values in Amherst, we have initiated the Human Rights Youth Heroism Awards, an annual celebration of Amherst area youth. 2023 represents the seventeenth year of these awards! It is the Commission’s intent to identify and celebrate youth who have shown a special gift from the heart or an ability to love and care for one another. We are looking for young people who have demonstrated acts of kindness, usefulness, social courage and/or community service within their families, their schools, or the community. Please help us by nominating a youth you have observed displaying one or more of these traits in the past year. Youth groups may also be nominated to share an award.
Town Common as a special feature at the Amherst Farmers Market
Please join UMass environmental education students for Amherst TreeFest: Rooted in Connection, a community event celebrating trees and inviting us all to learn and think about the important roles trees play in our community. There will be a variety of hands-on learning stations for all ages.