In 2014, Supervisor Sean Walter declared the need to re-establish the Anti-Bias Task Force to assist in identifying issues related to prejudice or bias and to offer recommendations to the Town Board as to the direction the Town may take in combating such issues in order to improve social conditions for all and to further a proactive means to eradicate social injustice. The ultimate goal is to create anti-bias environment for the strengthening of social justice within the Town of Riverhead.
Intolerance and prejudice against persons because of their race, ethnicity, age, disability, gender, religion or sexual orientation tears at the fabric of a democratic and pluralistic society. Acts of violence based on such bias further alienate individuals and groups and serve to rob us of the crucial sense of security we all require in order to live, work, and play or pray in our communities. In consideration of the destructive effects of prejudice and racism in our communities and in order to address this ongoing problem, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force has been created.
The Task Force is a non-partisan group comprised of concerned citizens, government officials, representatives of law enforcement, education, and clergy all of whom work together to address the issue of prejudice.
Spanish - Anti Bias Brochure
Anti-Bias Task Force Membership Application
Anti-Bias Hotline (631)727-3200 Ext 500email: [email protected]
Tim Hubbard, Councilman Town Board Liaison
Marjorie Acevedo Susan M. Bergmann Nancy Carney Lt. Christopher Casale Angela Devito Liz FloodCaptain William HulseShannon Walsh KutnerLucia LaguardaRev. Enrique LebronMichele LynchSarah MayoStephen T. PalmerByron PerezRoberto RamosShirley Sinclair Sr. Margaret SmythEthel Sussman Louise C WilkinsonFelecia A. WilsonRHS Council for Unity