Freedom through unity in the community.

Hopkinton Freedom Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in January of 2022. Your help and support will help us tremendously as our initial seed funding. A small amount goes a long way!

Working together for change: Free two-part Active Bystander workshop for Middle and High School students.

By True Story Training. Held in person at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts with free lunch/snacks following Early Release.*

We're sorry! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE. If you would like to be placed on a wait list or be notified of future trainings, please go to this form HERE

Stayed tuned for future trainings.

Friday, September 16th 12:00pm - 2:15pm
(Focus on speaking up and enlisting help)

Friday, October 14th 12:00pm - 2:15pm
(
focus on difficult dialogues with people you know)

Held at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts on Early Release Days.

*If you attend both free sessions, you will receive a gift card or community service hours and a Certificate of Completion that will be an added benefit for leadership skills and college applications.

PeACE DAY 9/21/2022

The HFT and the HHS Diversity Club paired together at Polyarts and Family Day for peace in our world. Visitors stopped by to decorate cut out hands that are now on display at the HHS above Hopkinton artist Michael Alfano's sculpture.

AT THE HIGH SCHOOL

Inspired by Sadako and the One Thousand Paper Cranes as told by Eleanor Coerr, the HHS Diversity Club and HFT members, along with other community members, made origami cranes for health and world peace at Polyarts and Family Day, September 2022.

Past Events

Want to know about our past events and projects? Go to our Blog

Photo Credit: John Cardillo, Hopkinton Independent

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Hopkinton Freedom Team

P.O. Box 60, Hopkinton MA 01748

Our Mission

The mission of the Hopkinton Freedom Team is to create unity in the community by fostering inclusion, solidarity and compassion for all people. The Freedom Team is focused on moving beyond tolerance to embracing, sharing and celebrating our community’s diversity. Its members meet monthly to explore ways of offering dialogue, support and programming to community members with a goal of promoting love, inclusion and trust (“LIT”).

The Freedom Team also offers a safe, confidential and respectful space to discuss incidents involving harassment or discrimination related to race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability or class using a transformative justice model. This model offers opportunities for conversation and reconciliation to help repair experiences of misunderstanding or harm. Individuals may access this opportunity to talk by calling the hotline number at 774-278-4455 if they have experienced or witnessed bias-motivated threats, harassment or violence.

The first Freedom Team formed in 2016 in Natick through the inspiration of Jamele Adams; the Hopkinton Freedom Team formed in 2020.

Hopkinton Freedom Team Membership

Your membership starts with a pledge to promote love, inclusion and trust within our community.

Every year our town of Hopkinton becomes world-renowned as a place of world-wide unity and common ground for thousands of people who come here from all over the world to run in The Boston Marathon. In a way, this is the same intention of The Freedom Team. Our wish is to promote this same sense of being a welcoming town to all its residents as well as visitors by growing more inclusive-minded and welcoming as a community for all people. Our ultimate dream goal is to have every resident of our town sign up for general membership to the Freedom Team and its mission to promote love, inclusion and trust within our community.

You are invited to sign up for general membership to The Freedom Team by submitting a pledge form below and sharing what you have done to bring more unity, peace and acceptance to Hopkinton and beyond.

call town of hopkinton HOTLINE at 774-278-4455 to report bias-motivated threats, harassment and violence.