Citizens' Unity Commission Department

The Citizens’ Unity Commission is a department within the City of Hampton; its mission is to ensure that Hampton will be a city that is welcoming, supportive, and inclusive of all citizens, regardless of race, color, class, religion, age disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

We support two citizen-based commissions and one advisory group:

See the combined calendar below for commission meetings, as well as diversity training and events. See the commission tab below for agendas, minutes and membership.
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  1. Unity sponsors community conversation on 'Living Life and Losing Labels'

    April 18, 2018 - A community conversation on increasing LGBTQ awareness will be held for middle and high-school students on Friday, May 4 from 4-6:15 p.m. at the Northhampton Community Center, 1435 -A Todds Lane. Parents are welcome. Read on...
  2. Have fun painting and join the conversation about diversity with Unity Through Art April 28

    April 12, 2018 - Bring your brushes and join the conversation about diversity, unity and inclusion by attending Unity Through Art on April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Hampton Performing and Creative Arts Center, 300 Butler Farm Road. Read on
  3. Registration is open now for Level III of Hampton's Diversity College

    - Classes start on July 12, but registration is open now for Level III of Hampton Diversity College, a multi-level, interactive program that concentrates on increasing our knowledge about the value of diversity, unity, and inclusion. Read on
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Hampton Diversity College

The Hampton Diversity College (HDC) is a multi-level and interactive educational program that concentrates on increasing knowledge on the value of diversity, unity, and inclusion in contemporary workplaces and in our community. ....Learn More

Unity Awards

The Unity Awards was established in 2000 to recognize the contributions of individuals, organizations and initiatives that have made a positive impact supporting the importance of diversity in the city of Hampton.
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Enjoy this interview with the Citizens’ Unity Commission Executive Director, Synetheia N. Newby, as she shares about the two, citizen-based commissions and how they are working together to ensure that our diversity doesn’t divide us, rather it unites us as a community.