Promoting Tolerance and Diversity

The Morris County Human Relations Commission promotes tolerance, diversity, communication, and appreciation for the many ethnic and cultural influences on our communities. A great many cultures are represented in Morris County and our communities and citizens benefit from the variety of people, customs, and traditions. Welcoming and understanding the diversity makes us a stronger county.

Members of the Commission join students from Jefferson Township High School’s Project Stay Gold, an award winning program about human trafficking and modern day slavery.Some of the programs and projects in which the Human Relations Committee has participated include:

  • Charter member of the New Jersey Coalition against Human Trafficking, and partnering for the Stand against Human Trafficking on the Morristown Green.
  • Supporting the “What Prejudice Means to Me” contest sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women – West Morris Section
  • Creating a diversity category at the MorristownGreen.com film festival and awarding a prize to the top film in that category
  • Supporting immigrant students at the County College of Morris for in county residency tuition.
  • Preparing a response protocol for crisis management for communities when a cultural issue arises, in order to assist with communication and resolution

If you or someone you know is interested in our efforts, or needs our assistance/intervention, please email us or call 973-540-1009.