Brookline Commission for Women

Commissioners                                                  

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Rebecca Stone (2024)
Chair                 
rstonewalt@gmail.com
FRS
Felina Silver Robinson (2024)
Vice Chair
poetsareangels@mecom
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Elizabeth Stillman (2022)
Secretary  

estillman@suffolk.edu





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Carol Caro (2023)
carol.b.caro@gmail.com
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Lucy Chie (2023)
lucy.chie@gmail.com
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Meenakshi Garodia (2022)                               mgarodia@gmail.com


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Aileen Lee (2023)                              aileenleepsyd@gmail.com  

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Hadassah Margolis (2022) 
hadassah.margolis@gmail.com





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Nicole McClelland (2023) 
nicole.mcclelland@gmail.com 





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Homa Sarabi-Daunais (2022)
homaesarabi@gmail.com


Commissioners Emeritus

 Dr. Gloria Rudisch 

Building an Equitable Procurement Program for Women- and BIPOC-owned businesses

Watch the 9/1/21 BCW Discussion with Mel Kleckner and Kara Brewton.  

Presentation begins at 9 min 50 sec (9:50) in the recording.

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On Tuesday, March 23rd, the Brookline Commission for Women voted the following Statement in Solidarity with Our AAPI Community, Condemning Anti-Asian Hate and Violence Against Women.

아시아인 혐오 및 여성 폭력을 규탄하는 AAPI 커뮤니티 연대 성명

聲援我們的亞裔美國和太平洋島民 (AAPI) 社群 譴責反亞裔仇恨與暴力侵害婦女的聲明

Tuyên bố Đoàn kết với Cộng đồng AAPI của chúng tôi lên án sự căm ghét đối với người châu Á và bạo lực đối với phụ nữ

アジア系住民に対するヘイトおよび女性に対する暴力を非難するAAPI(=アジア系および太平洋諸島系アメリカ人)コミュニティとの連帯声明

BLACK LIVES MATTER

#SayHerName

Every person of color should be able to walk any street with pride and in comfort, with peace of mind. Free from ridicule and judgement. Kimberlé Crenshaw, who developed and named the idea of “intersectionality," wrote: “If Black lives really do matter, ALL Black lives have to matter. That means Black lives across gender have to be lifted up. #SayHerName is a clarion call, not just a hashtag -- a demand that the stories and perspectives of Black women are included in our demands for justice and accountability.”

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Mission:


The mission of the Brookline Commission for Women is to promote equity and justice for all women and girls, including all who identify as female.

Our Core Values:

Gender Justice: We reject patriarchy, transphobia, and homophobia and work to create a world free from misogyny.

Intersectionality: We recognize that race, ethnicity, class/income, and gender intersect to compound discrimination against BIPOC women and girls.

Collaboration: We seek to work with other individuals, committees, and groups in Brookline to address issues of gender inequity.

Transparency: We act with and in front of the public as an essential part of our work.

Determination: We know change will happen only if we consistently name, document, and stand up to inequality, discrimination, and aggression against women and girls.

 

Our Work:

We advocate on behalf of all women and girls to ensure safety and equal treatment, voice, and participation in Brookline;

 

We support all women and girls who are struggling and who strive for a better life;

 

We celebrate the strength, contributions, and diversity of all women and girls.



  
Meetings 

The BCW meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Brookline Health Department's Library (2nd Floor, 11 Pierce Street, Brookline, MA 02445).  Please check the Town calendar for posted meeting dates and times.  In 2021 all BCW meetings will be remote via Zoom unless otherwise specified.   

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are posted following approval.
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