Civil Rights Commission


  • 7 pm
  • The 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Meetings will be held at 400 Witherspoon St. or via Zoom. Check calendar for meeting location.

Please check the calendar for updates, including virtual meeting information.

Agendas & Minutes

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

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  • Fern Spruill, Chair
  • Howard Levy, Vice Chair
  • Surinder Sharma, Secretary 
  • Nick Di Domizio, LGBTQ Liaison (Online Contact Form) 
  • Anastasia Mann
  • Priya Peyman
  • Lewis Maltby
  • Walter Bliss
  • Lina Genovesi
  • Tommy Parker (Alternate)
  • Arifa Khandwalla (Alternate)
  • Leticia Fraga, Council Liaison


The Princeton Civil Rights Commission (CRC) is an advisory board of the Municipal Council that serves the Princeton Community With roots reaching back to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, being first established in 1968, in direct response to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and resounding hail of support from communities throughout Princeton. The current Commission was re-established as a stand alone commission in 2017 after 19 years as a subcommittee of Human Services following municipal re-org in 1998. Members are appointed by the mayor and serve 3 year terms on a voluntary basis.


The mission of the CRC is to work cooperatively among people and groups, to aid in the elimination of discrimination between people based on: 

  • Affectional or sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Civil union status
  • Color
  • Creed
  • Disability or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait
  • Domestic partnership status
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Genetic information
  • Liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Marital status
  • National origin
  • Nationality of any individual
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Sex

The Commission aspires to shine the light of truth on issues that members of the Princeton Community are facing so that they can feel safe, seen, welcome, and included.


Civil Rights Commission has supported:

  • Resolution Declaring Racism A Public Health Crisis | Resolution 20-195 (PDF)
  • Resolution Calling Upon The White House And Congress To Reunify Migrant Families, Release Them From Detention And Afford Them Due Process In Immigration Proceedings | Resolution 20-40 (PDF)
  • Resolution of Mayor and Council of Princeton Endorsing the Enactment of the NJ Assembly Bill A938/S286, the "New Jersey Reparations Task Force Act" Resolution 22-412 

Further Information

For more information about the Civil Rights Commission please see our Fact Sheet (PDF) and Guidelines Policies and Procedures (PDF).