April is National Fair Housing Month https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1861Equal Opportunity4/21/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/GMBa3_sI72QApril is National Fair Housing Month <div class="ExternalClassCFF01D504F68419F8195FFA6CFAF0FDF"><html> <p>The Phoenix Housing and Equal Opportunity departments join HUD and the nation in celebrating National Fair Housing Month in April.  </p> <p> The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, financing and other housing-related transactions based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familial status or sexual orientation.   </p> <p> For more information about free fair housing workshops, visit <a href="/eod" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/eod​</a> or call the Equal Opportunity Department at 602-262-7716.  ​ </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodVideoequal-opportunityEOD
You are Invited to a Virtual Business Workshophttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1697Equal Opportunity1/11/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1697/Newsroom_EOD_020.pngYou are Invited to a Virtual Business Workshop<div class="ExternalClass092B5123320841BC92D6C5D83583953B"><html> <p>The city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department Business Relations Division invites residents to attend a free virtual business workshop from 9 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.</p> <p>The virtual workshop will provide information on how to become certified as a Small Business Enterprise and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise with the city. Staff will explain how projects are monitored and will provide attendees information and resources available for small businesses.</p> <p>For more information about the virtual business workshop, call 602-262-6790 or register <a target="_blank" href="/eodsite/Pages/Outreachevents-EOD.aspx">here</a>.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TqX7GSpqqk&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">Video: PHXTV Virtual Reporting</a></strong></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
35th Annual AZ MLK Virtual Celebrationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1673Equal Opportunity12/22/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1673/Newsroom_EOD_019.jpg35th Annual AZ MLK Virtual Celebration<div class="ExternalClass50FF0915CA1D40A7AFF5C74F9616E5F3"><html> <p><strong>Jan. 15 Update:</strong> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uj8nf83v0Q" target="_blank"><strong>AZ MLK Virtual Celebration video</strong></a></p><p>The 35th Annual AZ MLK Awards & Scholarship Celebration will honor Valley residents for their lifelong commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just community. </p> <p>The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the Phoenix Human Relations Commission will recognize the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement honoree and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream awardees.</p> <p>The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes exceptional individuals who have made Phoenix a better place to live through a lifelong dedication to promoting social and economic justice, defending civil rights, and enhancing the dignity of all people. The Living the Dream Award recognizes individuals who embody the ideas of Dr. King through their continued personal commitment to human relations and social justice.</p> <p> <strong>The 2021 Honorees are: </strong> </p> <ul> <li> <strong>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Calvin C. Goode “Lifetime Achievement Award" </strong> <br>Harry Garewal </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Living the Dream Award"</strong> <br>Carolyn Bristo Chatman<br>Freddie Dobbins Jr.<br>Angela R. Garmon<br>Mel Hannah</li> </ul> <p>Join the AZ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday virtual program during a special broadcast at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. To watch the AZ MLK Virtual Celebration on Jan. 15 or at a later date, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofphoenixaz">youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz</a>.</p> <p>For more about the 2021 AZ MLK Committee activities, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://azmlk.org/">azmlk.org</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
Valley Cities Invite the Public to Celebrate Diversity through Unity ArtWalkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/276Equal Opportunity12/17/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/276/Newsroom_EOD_018.jpgValley Cities Invite the Public to Celebrate Diversity through Unity ArtWalk<div class="ExternalClassFC76C167C2FA4203B875499D59F85567"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Each January, residents from the cities and towns of Chandler, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale gather at Tempe Town Lake to celebrate diversity and culture during the annual Regional Unity Walk. While it's still not safe to gather in large groups, the need for unity is greater than ever.</p> <p>In honor of the 18th year of the Regional Unity event, these Valley cities are coming together to host a “Unity ArtWalk: A Visual Journey of Diversity, Culture and Equity" from Jan. 5-31, 2021. Each city has compiled a list of signature art pieces, including murals, photos, performances and sculptures for the community to experience. The majority of the featured art is accessible without going indoors, so it's a safe activity to enjoy as a family outing, date night or even to escape your neighborhood to explore a nearby city.</p> <p>A link is available to view a <a href="https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/06a7d7600b1747f7a80d7bc248d7c89c" target="_blank">map</a> of the selected ArtWalk destinations. The <a href="https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/06a7d7600b1747f7a80d7bc248d7c89c" target="_blank">map</a> features information about each piece, including the artists.</p> <p>While residents are out on the town enjoying the ArtWalk, each city's Diversity Office has compiled a list of recommended restaurants (with carryout services available) nearby that are owned by People of Color. During this time, it's important to support local businesses. Be sure to try a different eatery and explore a new experience for your taste buds, too.</p> <p>To learn more about diversity initiatives in each of the participating cities and towns, or additional information on the upcoming Unity ArtWalk, visit the following websites: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/eod"><span lang="EN"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">phoenix.gov/eod</font></span></span></a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://chandleraz.gov/UnityArtWalk"><span lang="EN">chandleraz.gov/UnityArtWalk</span></a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.gilbertaz.gov/communityresources"><span lang="EN">gilbertaz.gov/communityresources</span></a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.guadalupeaz.org/"><span lang="EN">guadalupeaz.org</span></a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mesaaz.gov/unitywalk"><span lang="EN">mesaaz.gov/UnityWalk</span></a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://tempe.gov/unitywalk"><span lang="EN">tempe.gov/UnityWalk</span></a> or <a target="_blank" href="https://tempe.gov/diversity"><span lang="EN">tempe.gov/diversity</span></a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://scottsdaleaz.gov/diversity"><span lang="EN">scottsdaleaz.gov/diversity</span></a> and <a href="https://valleymetro.org/about/artsline" target="_blank">valleymetro.org/about/artsline</a>.</p><p><strong>Phoenix's cultural art destinations include </strong><strong>(view </strong><a href="https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/06a7d7600b1747f7a80d7bc248d7c89c" target="_blank"><strong>map</strong></a><strong>):</strong></p><ul><li><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong>Murals</strong><br>Out Shine - South of downtown in Grant Park Neighborhood<br>Cultivating Unity - Lionetti Hair Clipper Service building</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Public Art</strong><br>Peace - Eastlake Park<br>Waterworks at Arizona Falls - AZ Canal and 58th Street<br>Passage - Pueblo Grande Museum<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Ponderosa Stables - South Mountain Park<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br>The Zanjero's Line - Highline Canal<br>Mountain Pass Bridge - Nisbet Road and SR-51<br>Grasshopper Bridge - Moon Valley Park<br>Cesar Chavez Plaza - Cesar Chavez Commemorative Park<br>Passages - South Mountain Community College<br>Mr. Potato Head Rises over Phoenix - Encanto Park<br>Ed Pastor Bridge - Isaac Middle School<br>Isaac Streetscape - McDowell Road from 32nd to 35th avenues<br>McDowell Gateway - McDowell Road, between 16 and 17th streets<br>Magic Carpet - Camelback Road at 25th Street<br>A Path for Water - 6th Street and Butler Avenue<br>Sunny - Hatcher Road, from Central Avenue to Third Street<br>Dunlap Ave Tree Guards - Dunlap Avenue from Central Avenue to 7th Street<br>A Time Machine Called Tinaja - 73rd Avenue and Crittenden Lane<br>Watermark - 55th Avenue and Edgemont Avenue<br>Her Secret is Patience - Civic Space Park<br>Little Canyon Trail - 31st Avenue between Camelback Road and Missouri Avenue<br>Color Box - Phoenix Art Museum<br>The Earth Dreaming - Phoenix Convention Center North Building<br>Layering of Worlds - Herberger Center for the Arts<br>Four Corners - Neighborhood Resource Center</li></ul><p>To learn more about the city of Phoenix Public Art Program, visit <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/arts/publicart">phoenix.gov/arts/publicart</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
Phoenix Earns Perfect Score on LGBTQ Inclusion for Eighth Year in a Rowhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/457Equal Opportunity12/3/2020 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/457/Newsroom_EOD_017.jpgPhoenix Earns Perfect Score on LGBTQ Inclusion for Eighth Year in a Row<div class="ExternalClassF8C1D07F072E49EEA89A76117E209451"><html> <p>The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced this morning that the city of Phoenix 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 506 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>“The City of Phoenix is one that values and accepts the individuality of every resident. Earning a perfect score of 100 for the eighth year in a row highlights the fulfillment of our promise to be a city that works for everyone," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “While we still have work to do, this announcement is cause to celebrate a win not just for Phoenix but for 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>“As a city, we have so much to celebrate with eight consecutive years of a perfect score," said Phoenix Vice Mayor Betty Guardado. “While this is an important recognition, we still have work to do, and must continue to support the LGBTQ community to make Phoenix a safe and inclusive city for everyone." </p> <p>“A perfect score for the city would not be possible without the consistent, hard work of many," said Councilmember Debra Stark. “This work takes the form of partnerships, LGBTQ liaisons for city departments, and an important non-discrimination ordinance that the city upholds to protect our LGBTQ community members. I'm extremely proud to represent this diverse city that holds equality for all to the highest standard."</p> <p>“Year after year, this perfect score is an example of Phoenicians embracing and celebrating our city's diversity," said Councilmember Laura Pastor. “Phoenix's broad diversity is what makes our city a wonderful place to live and work for everyone."</p> <p>“I am grateful for the work of the Human Rights Campaign and for their work on the LGBTQ Municipal Equality Index to hold cities accountable," said Councilmember Carlos Garcia. “While our perfect score is great progress, there is still more work to be done in the fight for equality for the LGBTQ community. Our LGBTQ residents need to be centered in city programs and projects moving forward."</p> <p>As a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC's goal is to ensure that all LGBTQ people, and particularly those who are trans, people of color and HIV+, are treated as full and equal citizens across the country and around the world.</p> <p>To access the full #MEI2020 report, visit <a href="https://www.hrc.org/mei" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">hrc.org/mei</span></a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
Virtual Discussion of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1637Equal Opportunity11/24/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1637/Newsroom_EOD_016.jpgVirtual Discussion of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”<div class="ExternalClassA5757BFC987E4DF5AEEE7BD29F0A9A20"><html> <p>Everyone is invited to join the Phoenix Women's Commission in a free virtual book club discussion of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. In this book, the author gives us a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate.</p> <p> <strong>Details: </strong> </p> <ul> <li> <div>Wednesday, Dec. 16</div> </li> <li> <div>3 - 4 p.m. </div> </li> <li> <div>Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://pwcbookclub.eventbrite.com/">https://pwcbookclub.eventbrite.com</a></div> </li> </ul> <p>The dynamic discussion will be led by Phoenix Women's Commissioners Terri Jackson and Tamara Wright. </p> <p>For immediate and free access to Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent," visit <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> to sign up for a library card.</p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/5257052">Caste: the eBook</a> </p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/5284095">Caste: the Audiobook</a> </p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/collection/1086621">Caste: A Recommended Reading List</a> </p> <p>For more information, contact Shanna Archie at <a target="_blank" href="mailto:shanna.archie@phoenix.gov">shanna.archie@phoenix.gov</a>.</p> <p> <em>The Phoenix Women's Commission provides advocacy, leadership and support on issues facing women of all ages to enhance their quality of life. The commission promotes the participation of women in civic and public affairs and advises the mayor and City Council on women's issues. </em> <a target="_blank" href="/eod/commissions/phoenixwomens"> <em>Learn more</em> </a> <em> about the Phoenix Women's Commission.</em> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
We Need Your Feedback: Triennial Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1490Equal Opportunity9/4/2020 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1490/Newsroom_EOD_015.jpgWe Need Your Feedback: Triennial Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal<div class="ExternalClassAA9110A8BE2149A2B8BB67534D0CFC19"><html> <p> <strong>PUBLIC NOTICE OF CITY PROPOSED FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TRIENNIAL ACDBE PARTICIPATION GOAL</strong> </p> <p> <strong>Phoenix Proposes an ACDBE goal of 27.1% in non-Rental Car Concessions and a 4.1% in Rental Car Concession Opportunities at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport </strong> </p> <p>The City of Phoenix is soliciting feedback from community stakeholders on the triennial <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) goal that will be proposed to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on December 1, 2020. A goal of 27.1% in non-rental car concessions and a 4.1% in rental car concessions for ACDBE participation will be proposed for the time period of October 2020 to September 2023; the goals must be achieved on an annual basis.  </p> <p>The ACDBE goal, which will be achieved through race- and gender-neutral measures, is established pursuant to 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 23. and FAA guidance. Due to the absence of a disparity study, rather than setting ACDBE goals, the city imposes small business outreach requirements on its contracts to foster small business and ACDBE participation. </p> <p>Details about the proposed ACDBE goal are available for public review and inspection at the city’s Equal Opportunity Department, 200 W. Washington St., 15th floor, during normal business hours for 30 days following the date of this notice. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic please contact one of the staff listed and we can make it available to interested parties. Public comments will be received for a period of 45 days from the date of this notice. Based upon a review of comments received, the city reserves the right to adjust the proposed goal. </p> <p>A presentation for finalization of the proposed ACDBE goal will be held via a WebEx virtual meeting Wednesday, September 30, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. (<a target="_blank" href="/eodsite/Documents/Triennial%20ACDBE%20Goal%20Public%20Forum%20with%20Proposed%20Goal%20090420.pdf">ACDBE flyer</a>).</p><p>To RSVP online please register here <a target="_blank" href="https://phxacdbetriennial.eventbrite.com">https://phxacdbetriennial.eventbrite.com</a></p> <p>For more information about the ACDBE goal proposal or the public forum, call 602-262-6410/voice or 7-1-1/TTY, or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:jesus.gonzalez.jauregui@phoenix.gov">jesus.gonzalez.jauregui@phoenix.gov</a>. </p> <p>To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Mary Beth Thompson by September 23, 2020 at 602-273-4062/Voice or 7-1-1/TTY, or email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:mary.beth.thompson@phoenix.gov">mary.beth.thompson@phoenix.gov</a>.</p><p><strong>SPANISH</strong></p><p><strong>Phoenix Propone una meta ACDBE de 27.1% en Oportunidades de Concesiones en el Aeropuerto Internacional Phoenix Sky Harbor. </strong></p><p>La municipalidad de Phoenix está solicitando retroalimentación de los principales interesados de la comunidad sobre la meta trienal de Iniciativa para Concesión en Aeropuerto para Negocios Desfavorecidos (ACDBE por sus siglas en inglés) que será propuesta a la Administración Federal Aérea (FAA por sus siglas en inglés) el 1º de diciembre, 2020.  Se propondrá una meta de 27.1% en concesiones para participación ACDBE para el plazo de tiempo de octubre 2020 a septiembre 2023; las metas deberán ser alcanzadas anualmente.</p><p>La meta ACDBE, que se logrará a través de medidas neutrales en cuanto a raza y género, es establecida de conformidad con Código 49 de las Regulaciones Federales, Parte 23 y guía de la FAA.  Debido a la falta de un estudio de disparidad, en vez de establecer metas ACDBE, la municipalidad impone requisitos en sus contratos para el involucramiento de las pequeñas empresas para fomentar la participación de las pequeñas empresas y ACDBE.</p><p>Los detalles sobre la meta propuesta de ACDBE están disponibles para inspección y revisión del público en el Departamento de Igualdad de Oportunidad, 200 W. Washington St., 15º Piso, en horas normales laborables por 30 días a partir de la fecha de este anuncio. Debido a la pandemia del COVID-19, por favor ponerse en contacto con alguien de nuestro personal para hacer disponibles los detalles a las partes interesadas.  Se recibirán los comentarios públicos por 45 días a partir de la fecha de este aviso.  Basado en un repaso de los comentarios recibidos, la municipalidad reserva el derecho de ajustar la meta propuesta.</p><p>El miércoles, 30 de septiembre, de 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. se llevará a cabo una reunión virtual por WebEx para hacer una presentación y finalizar la meta propuesta de ACDBE. </p><p>Para responder y confirmar su presencia, favor de registrarse aquí: <a href="https://phxacdbetriennial.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">https://phxacdbetriennial.eventbrite.com</a></p><p>Para más información acerca de la proposición de meta de ACDBE o acerca del foro público, llame al 602-262-6410/voz o 7-1-1/TTY, o correo electrónico <a href="mailto:jesus.gonzalez.jauregui@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">jesus.gonzalez.jauregui@phoenix.gov</a>. </p><p>Para solicitar ajustes razonables, favor de contactar a Mary Beth Thompson antes del 23 de septiembre, 2020 en 602-273-4062/Voz o 7-1-1/TTY, o correo electrónico <a href="mailto:mary.beth.thompson@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">mary.beth.thompson@phoenix.gov</a>. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD
Phoenix Women's Commission Virtual Event Surveyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1476Equal Opportunity8/28/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1476/Newsroom_EOD_014.jpgPhoenix Women's Commission Virtual Event Survey<div class="ExternalClass8B32BCBA618A4B2FA98C1C3FD91AD6B3"><html> <p>The city of Phoenix Women's Commission and the Equal Opportunity Department are organizing free, virtual webinars. They would like to hear your ideas and comments on the topics that are most impactful to you. Your answers will help them determine what topics to present. </p> <p>Please provide your ideas at: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSMK7Y5" target="_blank">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSMK7Y5</a></p> <p>The <a href="/eod/commissions/phoenixwomens" target="_blank">Phoenix Women's Commission</a> provides advocacy, leadership and support on issues facing women of all ages to enhance their quality of life. The commission promotes the participation of women in civic and public affairs and advises the mayor and City Council on women's issues.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityEOD



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