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

Please join the HFT and Hopkinton Public Library

 on 3/21/2024 at 6:30 p.m.

The Hopkinton Freedom Team and the Hopkinton Public Library will be co-hosting a book discussion on Say the Right Thing: How to Talk About Identity, Diversity, and Justice by Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow on Thursday, March 21st from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the library. Participants are welcome to pick up a copy of the book at the Hopkinton Public Library's Circulation Desk. This event encourages healthy discussion on diversity-related topics and will be facilitated by Freedom Team members and librarians. Adults and Teens are encouraged to read the book and participate in discussion topics.  Please register HERE.

THE hft IS VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR MARATHON RUNNER FOR BOSTON 2024 TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR 501(c)(3)

CHRISTIN TATE

Christin is a Massachusetts native who graduated from Springfield College with her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. She moved to California where she became board certified in Orthopedics and Women’s Health. While living in California, she ran several marathons while treating patient’s musculoskeletal needs on-site at Google. She now resides in Hopkinton with her husband and two kids and is looking forward to fundraising/running for the Hopkinton Freedom Team. Christin has always been a champion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at work, at home, and in her community. She is honored to be able to support such a worthy and needed mission.


If you would like to donate to Christin's fundraising for the HFT, please click HERE.


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Please see our Fall 2023 Newsletter HERE.

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To hear the latest from jamele adams, creator of the Freedom Team concept, listen to this 15-minute Tedx Natick Talk, November 2023, by clicking on the title:  You Are Amazing, Believe In Yourself 

Thank you to Hopkinton and surrounding communities for bringing the love, inclusion, and trust (LIT) to our Pride celebration!

We, the Hopkinton Freedom Team (HFT), would like to express our gratitude to Hopkinton and surrounding communities for a fantastic Pride Event!  Not only was the event well attended with record turnout, it was a celebration that far exceeded any of our expectations.  This could not have taken place without the hard work and effort of the scores of volunteers who helped to plan and execute this event.  Many hands make light work, but it also makes them hungry and thirsty, so thank you to Bill’s Pizza and Price Chopper for sustaining our volunteers with food and drink.  Special thanks to fellow HFT member Hopkinton Police Chief Bennett, and the Hopkinton Police Department for their incomparable support of Hopkinton Pride events these past three years.

We would also thank Hopkinton Youth and Family Services and the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for their outstanding collaboration, as well as Boston Pride Community Fund and Mass Cultural Council for their generous grants to support.

It is always the intention and mission of the HFT to spread Love, Inclusion, and Trust (LIT). If anyone was negatively impacted on the day of the Pride Event you should feel free to reach out to us at info@hopkintonfreedomteam.org so that we can better prepare for future events.

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.

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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.