Civil Rights Commission

The Montclair Civil Rights Commission serves as an advisory board to the Township Council. Recommends programs designed to eliminate discrimination, addresses problems involving tensions in the community and reviews the Affirmative Action Policy. We are grieving the murders of Ahmad Aubrey, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other black women and black men who continue dying due to racism.

As Commissioners of the Montclair Civil Rights Commission, we must continue fighting for substantive and procedural equality, fairness, and justice. We are all created equal, and we are patently aware, not everyone is treated with equity, respect, fairness, and justice. We support and stand next to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States or nationality.

We demand for REAL equality for ALL. We are charged with identifying and investigating racism with a focus and with the hope of, stopping racist conduct. Let us continue to focus on initiatives that represent, support, and promote justice for all people.

Chair and Commissioner: Christa S. Rapoport, Esq.
Vice Chair and Commissioner: Kevin Allen
Treasurer and Commissioner: Kenneth Schapiro
Secretary and Commissioners: Margot Cochran
Commissioners: Kevin Allen, Leslie K. Brown, Rayna Brown, Margot Cochran, Edna Estimé, Madeline Gale, James E. Harris, Jennifer Otero, Ken Shapiro, Reubena Spence, Keiliah Sweatt, Margot Weaver, Wendy Young
Board of Education Designee: TBD
MPD Civil Rights Designee: Lieutenant Tyrone Williams
Township Designee (EEOC and Affordable Housing): Bruce Morgan
Councilor Liaison: Bob Russo
Councilor Liaison: TBD

2020 Meeting Dates:

Generally the third Thursday of each month (see below) at 7:30 p.m. in the Montclair Municipal Building second floor conference room, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

January 16
February 20
March 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17