Human Rights, Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Board


The Human Rights, Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Board promotes human rights, engages in relationships that embody the principles of dignity and respect, creates a culture of human rights compliance and accountability, and celebrates the rich diversity of Meriden's population.

We act as a driver for social change based upon principles of substantive equality, equity and inclusion for all. We provide outreach, information, education and assistance.

We seek to find and understand patterns and practices of systematic discrimination. If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination, we would like to hear from you. We will provide whatever assistance possible to secure a resolution.


The Human Rights, Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Board opposes discrimination, segregation, restricted opportunity and any other form of disparate treatment or harm, in both the public and private sectors, for any individual or group based upon characteristics including, but not limited to:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Creed
  • Ethnicity
  • National Origin
  • Ancestry
  • Age
  • Family Status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity or Expression
  • Disability
  • Citizenship or Immigration Status
  • Housing Situation
  • Economic Position

Meriden Human Rights Advocate

Emily Holland, City Attorney

(203) 630-4045




Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO)

Learn more about CHRO

MAIN: (860) 541-3400   TOLL FREE (800) 477-5737

CLICK HERE to learn how to file a discrimination complaint


Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut

MAIN: (860) 344-0380; TOLL FREE: (860) 453-3320


American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut


MAIN: (860) 523-9146


Disability Rights Connecticut


MAIN: (860) 297-4300

TOLL FREE: (800) 842-7303



Rhudean Raye (D) 
16 Rogers Dr.
Exp. 1/31/2026

Jeffrey Freiser (D)
247 Natchaug Drive
Exp. 1/31/2025

Vacancy (D)
(for Roman)
Exp. 1/31/2026

Vanessa Hutchins (D)
212 Olive Street
Exp. 1/31/2027

Katabba Muhammad (U)
64 South Avenue
Exp. 1/31/2027

John Talbot (D)
360 Broad Street, Apt D5
Exp. 1/31/2025

Lisa Roth (U)
285 Tumblebrook Road
Exp. 1/31/2025

Alan Bissonnette (R)
80 Silver Street
Exp. 1/31/2027

Enileika Lopez-Riddle (D)
36 Evergreen Lane
Exp. 1/31/2026

Dan Brunet (R)
67 John George Drive
Exp. 12/1/25

Sonya Jelks (D)
45 Fourth Street, #1
Exp. 12/1/25