Nominate Someone: 2023 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity6/7/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_032.jpgNominate Someone: 2023 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClass15DB1C4A15044A19ACD2D66FB0A91738"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.).</p> <p>The event honors individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.</p> <p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Non-profit, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award.</p> <p>Nominations need to be submitted <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u">online</a> by July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.</p> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
CANCELLED - Unlearning Antisemitism Webinarhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2763Equal Opportunity5/31/2023 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2763/Newsroom_EOD_031.jpgCANCELLED - Unlearning Antisemitism Webinar<div class="ExternalClass8B8A6158A30B46F893015C4B9B6C252E"><html> <p> ​<strong>Unlearning Antisemitism Webinar </strong><br><strong>CANCELLED - ​Wednesday, June 7, noon - 1 p.m.</strong> </p> <p> Antisemitism is defined as the marginalization and/or oppression of people who are Jewish based on the belief in stereotypes, myths, and disinformation about Jewish people, Judaism, Zionism, and Israel. </p> <p> In recent history, American Jews have faced educational quotas, discrimination in the professional sphere, restriction from residential and recreational communities, and acts of violence. </p> <p> <strong>Webinar participants will:</strong> </p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li><p> Examine Antisemitism and the development of anti-Jewish myths and stereotypes. </p></li> <li><p> Explore Antisemitism as a system of oppression. </p></li> <li><p> Analyze contemporary antisemitism and its impacts on society. </p></li> <li><p> Examine different strategies to identify and respond to antisemitism. </p></li> </ul> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> </p> <p> <strong>About the Speaker - Sarah Kader</strong><br> Sarah Kader is an attorney, advocate, mom, and wife, born and raised in Arizona. She joined the Anti-Defamation League of Arizona last year as its Community Manager. Sarah responds to incidents of antisemitism and extremism, provides ADL resources and support to schools, organizations, individuals, and gives presentations on fighting hate in our community. Sarah is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and honors the memory of her family through her civic engagement in the Jewish community and beyond. </p> <p>Register: <a target="_blank" href="https://bit.ly/3MLEhtf">https://bit.ly/3MLEhtf</a>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
Making the Invisible Visible: Housing Needs of Neurodivergent Adultshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2762Equal Opportunity5/31/2023 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2762/Newsroom_EOD_030.pngMaking the Invisible Visible: Housing Needs of Neurodivergent Adults<div class="ExternalClass1D58250F4EDD4247A13CCB8A216AE98C"><html> <p> <strong>Free Virtual Event </strong><br><strong> Thursday, June 8, noon - 1 p.m.</strong> </p> <p> Last year, First Place AZ launched the Greater Phoenix Housing Market Analysis, the first-ever study to comprehensively address housing needs of adults living with autism and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (A/I/DD). Conducted by the First Place Global Leadership Institute Center for Real Estate & Community Development, the analysis reports on market data, barriers and how public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors can work together to respond to todays and future market demand. Join us to learn more about the housing and community needs and preferences of adults with A/I/DD. </p> <p> <strong>About the Speaker - Maureen Casey</strong> <br> For the last 20 years, Maureen has worked in the disability community as both a family advocate and professional. As the First Place AZ Director of the Centers for Public Policy and Applied Research she leads efforts to demonstrate innovative practices, collect data on efficacy to ultimately expand the opportunities to create neuro-inclusive communities. </p> <p> Register​:<a href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/webappng/sites/phoenixpublicmeetings/webinar/webinarSeries/register/2bc10876ac944d31a50c2a492ff33e83" target="_blank"> https://bit.ly/3N7vROd​</a> ​ </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
2022 Disability Awards and Recognition (D.A.R.E) Awards Presentationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2752Equal Opportunity5/22/2023 9:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/iURIY3-JZZ42022 Disability Awards and Recognition (D.A.R.E) Awards Presentation<div class="ExternalClass900714038DEE4B5F86174800B8406724"><html> <p>​The Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues, Equal Opportunity Department and members of the disability community celebrated the 2022 Disability Awareness and Recognition event.</p> <p>The awards ceremony honored individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication and service to the disability community.<br></p> <p>This year's honorees are:</p> <ul dir=""> <li> <p> <strong>Detective Walter Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award</strong> </p> <p>Kip P. Murray<br></p> </li> <li> <p> <strong>Architectural Award</strong> </p> <p>F. Francis and Dionne Najafi Thunderbird Global Headquarters; Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University</p> </li> <li> <p> <strong>Business Award</strong> </p> <p>Michael J. Valente Contracting Inc.<br></p> </li> <li> <p> <strong>Nonprofit Award</strong> </p> <p>Gompers<br></p> </li> <li> <p> <strong>Community Service Award</strong> </p> <p>Asim Dietrich<br></p> </li> <li> <p> <strong>Outstanding Educator Award</strong> </p> <p>Travis Harris​<br></p> </li> </ul> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodVideoequal-opportunityEOD
Join the She Matters Equity Forumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2723Equal Opportunity5/17/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2723/Newsroom_Women_Conference.jpgJoin the She Matters Equity Forum<div class="ExternalClass00E7E3C472254BEB94946AA2DB1D472A"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Women's Commission is proud to organize the She Matters Equity Forum. The event is designed to address issues of equity and promote wellness and empowerment for women in the workforce.​ ​<br></p><p>The free event is taking place at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, May 18, at South Mountain Community College. It will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions from industry experts, interactive workshops and networking opportunities, including remarks from City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.</p> <p>Attendees will gain insight into the current state of pay equity and learn practical strategies for promoting wellness. The keynote presentations and initial remarks will be streamed live on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/CityofPhoenixAZ/">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Learn more and register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-matters-equity-forum-tickets-579879564387">SheMattersEquityForum.eventbrite.com</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a target="_blank" href="/eodsite/Documents/She%20Matters%20Flyer.pdf"><img src="/eodsite/MediaAssets/She%20Matters%20Equity%20Forum%20Flyer.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:350px;" /></a>​​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
April is National Fair Housing Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2297Equal Opportunity4/3/2023 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2297/Newsroom_EOD_024.jpgApril is National Fair Housing Month<div class="ExternalClass0BCDEB524BEF419E9F68E56F2E345A98"><html> <p></p><p>The Equal Opportunity and Housing departments, the Southwest Fair Housing Council and the nation are celebrating National Fair Housing Month. </p><p>The Federal Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968 and this April we celebrate its 55th anniversary.</p><p>Federal and local laws prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental, financing, and other housing-related transactions based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, disability, and familial status.</p><p>Beginning April 6, 2023, the City of Phoenix Code will also include “source of income" as a protected basis. Source of income will include: child support, spousal support, foster care subsidies, rental assistance, security deposit or down payment assistance, income derived from social security or disability insurance, veterans' benefits, housing choice vouchers (section 8), and other forms of governmental assistance.</p><p>For free Fair Housing workshops or to file a complaint, call the Equal Opportunity Department at 602-262-7486.</p> <p>​ <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
Source of Income Discrimination Ban Goes into Effect April 6https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2712Equal Opportunity3/30/2023 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2712/Newsroom_EOD_028.jpgSource of Income Discrimination Ban Goes into Effect April 6<div class="ExternalClass6243D8CA45F14F708FC1046D638BB2E0"><html> <p>​On March 1, 2023, the Phoenix City Council amended Chapter 18 of the Phoenix City Code. The amendment adds "source of income" as a protected class to the City's existing housing discrimination ordinance. The City Council approved the measure with the understanding that it would not be enforceable unless Attorney General Kris Mayes reconsidered her predecessor's opinion that Tucson's source of income ordinance violated state law. On March 8, 2023, Attorney General Mayes reversed the prior opinion, opening the way for the City of Phoenix to implement and begin enforcement of its new ordinance.</p> <p>"Discrimination has no place in Phoenix, especially as we continue taking on the challenge of creating affordable housing options for our residents. The source of income ordinance we approved will help us move closer to our goal of housing more residents with an eye towards equity. I look forward to the positive impact it will have on thousands of Phoenicians," said Mayor Kate Gallego.</p> <p>"Come April 6, residents in Phoenix using governmental assistance will have a new and needed tool to advocate for their right to affordable and fair housing," said Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari. "The enforcement of our source of income discrimination ban will help residents find and keep their homes – ensuring that fewer residents end up in the grip of homelessness."<br></p> <p>The City will begin enforcing the amendment to Chapter 18 on April 6, 2023. The amendment is designed to address housing discrimination against persons who receive various kinds of sources of income including but not limited to: child support, spousal support, foster care subsidies, rental assistance, security deposit or down payment assistance, income derived from social security or disability insurance, veterans' benefits, Housing Choice (Section 8) vouchers, and other forms of governmental assistance.</p> <p>"This change to the City of Phoenix code will positively impact thousands of residents," said Councilwoman Debra Stark. "I believe everyone has the right to affordable housing without discrimination and this amendment to add source of income as a protected class is a major victory for the City and will create equitable opportunities for those seeking housing."<br></p> <p>"Attorney General Kris Mayes made the necessary decision to ensure that the residents of Tucson and Phoenix have access to affordable housing options. At the end of the day, the source of income ordinance represents basic, fundamental rights that everyone is entitled to," said Councilwoman Laura Pastor.</p> <p>"This is a crucial step in creating a fair and equitable housing market in Phoenix, and no one should be dictated on where they live," said Councilman Sal DiCiccio. "The source of income ordinance that was approved will ensure families have the opportunity to live in neighborhoods where they feel safe and have better school districts to raise their families."<br></p> <p>"It was necessary for City Council to approve this ordinance to protect people from housing discrimination. I am proud to have been part of this effort with my colleagues in City Council and want to recognize the dozens of community members that flooded the city council chambers multiple times asking for our leadership on this matter," said Councilmember Carlos Garcia. "While the implementation of this ordinance will not solve the affordable housing crisis people are facing now, it solidifies the city's responsibility to prevent housing inequality moving forward."<br></p> <p>The City of Phoenix is aware of the ongoing housing crisis and the struggles with finding affordable housing and is committed to addressing the <a href="/housing" target="_blank">housing shortage in Phoenix</a>. Although this new ordinance provides the City of Phoenix's Equal Opportunity Department with additional authority to protect City residents who face discrimination because of their source of income, it is designed to address a limited aspect of the current housing crisis - the barrier of housing discrimination that has adversely impacted many in the community. </p> <p>If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination because of your source of income, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familial status, gender expression or gender identity, please contact the Equal Opportunity Department at (602) 262-7486 (7-1-1 Friendly) or visit <a href="/eod" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/eod</a>.   <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
Phoenix Earns Perfect Score on LGBTQ+ Inclusion in 2022https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/457Equal Opportunity1/18/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/457/Newsroom_EOD_017.jpgPhoenix Earns Perfect Score on LGBTQ+ Inclusion in 2022<div class="ExternalClass8680B22E791641D2A4D213B5F0C5D88E"><html> <p>The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that the City of Phoenix once again earned a perfect score of 100 for its ongoing efforts to ensure equal treatment of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community.</p> <p>The HRC uses the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score to examine how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ+ people who live and work in each city. The MEI evaluates cities nationwide for LGBTQ+ inclusion based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's public position on equality.</p> <p>Phoenix has maintained a perfect score since the expansion of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance in 2012. The ordinance makes it unlawful to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing and government contracts.</p> <p>View the City of Phoenix MEI 2022 score card <a href="https://hrc-prod-requests.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/MEI-2022-Phoenix-Arizona_2023-03-08-205730_juyy.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD



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