Mayor Bloomberg’s recent appointments to the City Commission
on Human Rights represent the most diverse, highly qualified group
of professionals in the agency’s history.
eleven new Commissioners and the two individuals previously appointed
are trailblazers in their own community and leaders in civil rights.
Each has worked tirelessly towards preventing discrimination and
improving life for all New Yorkers.
Their depth is not only measured by their diversity of race, creed,
color, age, national origin, gender or sexual orientation, but
by their qualifications and the valuable contributions they have
already begun making to the Commission.
The Commissioners have been called upon to lend their expertise
in such fields as: economic development, at-risk youth, disability
access, employment for ex-offenders, and immigrant issues. Additionally,
they will advise Commissioner Gatling on issues of discrimination.
The new Commissioners, along with the two individuals who were
previously appointed, are: Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, Matt
Foreman, Dr. Edison O. Jackson, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Grace
Lyu-Volckhausen, William Malpica, Omar T. Mohammedi, Derek Bryson
Park, Bryan Pu-Folkes, Lisa Quiroz, Jenny Rivera, Susan R. Scheer,
and Marta B. Varela.
Above, with Mayor Bloomberg and CCHR Commissioner/Chair Gatling
(center), are (left to right): Rev. Dr. Butts III, Dr. Jackson
(partially hidden), Lyu-Volckhausen, Malpica, Mohammedi, Forman
(partially hidden), Pu-Folkes, Quiroz, Rivera, Scheer and Park.