Councilors Flynn, Campbell, and Edwards to Hold Hearing on Ways for the City to Prevent and Investigate Incidents of Hate Crimes and Discrimination on March 30th at 1pm Virtual City Council Hearing via Zoom Watch using this link.
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Who: Councilor Ed Flynn, Councilor Andrea Campbell, Councilor Lydia Edwards, Councilor Julia Mejia, city officials, and community advocates
What: Boston City Councilors Ed Flynn, Andrea Campbell, and Lydia Edwards will be having a City Council hearing to discuss how the City of Boston can be proactive in investigating hate crimes and preventing incidents of discrimination. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an uptick of racist incidents and hate crimes against AAPI residents, with the latest shooting at Atlanta reminding us just how violent this hate can be.
The killing of George Floyd and other tragic events have also highlighted the need for serious discussions on systemic racism impacting the lives of Black Americans and communities of color. This hearing aims to discuss what resources residents can access when they experience discrimination, and see if the city can utilize an agency like the Boston Human Rights Commission for preventing and investigating hate crimes and discrimination. The hearing will be chaired by Councilor Julia Mejia in the Committee of Civil Rights.
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