Human Rights Commission appointments include new faces

A number of Commissioners on the Columbus Human Right Commission were reappointed, while two new members were recently added.

City Councilman Tim Shuffett, who serves as the council’s liason to the commission, informed the body Tuesday night about the retention of Ian Kohen, Richard Gold and Annette Barnes. He also spoke about about the new appointments of Matt Souza and Wan Baba to the Commission. Both work at IUPUC. Souza works on special projects at the school, while Baba is an adjunct-professor, said Shuffett.

Council members also touted Baba’s Islamic background in furthering the Human Rights Commission’s charter of growing inclusiveness.