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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Police, Unity, LGBTQ committee sponsor discussion about domestic violence

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Nov. 20, 2018 - Join Hampton and Newport News police, the Citizens Unity Commission, and the LGBTQ Awareness Committee on Dec. 8 for a discussion of domestic partner violence. The "mix & mingle" will include thought-provoking conversations, ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Watch the movie 'The Great Debaters,' then join a conversation about diversity

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Nov. 8, 2018 - Watch the movie 'The Great Debaters' on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library,  then join a conversation about diversity, unity and inclusion.

"The Great Debaters" is the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor who for...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Watch the movie 'Girls Rising,' then discuss diversity, unity and inclusion

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Oct. 1, 2018 — Watch the movie "Girls Rising" – about empowering young women – at 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Hampton's main library, then join a talk on diversity, unity and inclusion.

The Citizens' Unity Commission and the Hampton Public Library partne...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Start with movie 'Miss Representation' then discuss diversity, unity and inclusion

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July 27, 2018 — Watch the movie 'Miss Representation,' about disempowering women, on Aug. 8 at the main Hampton library, then join a talk on diversity, unity and inclusion.

The Citizens' Unity Commission and the Hampton Public Library partner for Movie Tal...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Party, river cruise celebrate the history of Pride on the Peninsula

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June 18, 2018 - The Fourth Annual Pride Party on the Peninsula will be held Wednesday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Carousel Park in downtown Hampton. The party celebrates the area's "LGBT and allied communities in support of inclusion, dignity and equal...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

You can register now for upcoming classes in Hampton Diversity College

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June 22,  2018 - Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Diversity College is a free, multi-level, interactive program that concentrates on increasing your...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Unity Commission honors citizens, organizations supporting diversity

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June 11, 2018 - The Citizens' Unity Commission held its annual Unity Awards ceremony Friday, honoring groups, individuals or initiatives that have made a positive impact supporting diversity in Hampton. Honorees were:

  • Elizabeth T. Lacroix. She was honored ...
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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Join us for Movie Talks series, watch a free movie and discuss diversity and unity

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May 17, 2018 - Come watch The Joy Luck Club on Tuesday, May 29, then join a discussion about diversity, unity and inclusion. It's part of the Movie Talks series sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission and Hampton Public Library. The goal is for reside...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Take the Citizens' Unity Commission Diversity Survey and help us help you

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May 21, 2018 - Do you have a disability? Are you an immigrant? Elderly? Have you ever been discriminated against in the city? Starting today and continuing through June 21, Hampton residents are invited to take a self-paced diversity survey from the Citiz...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Public invited to dinner that celebrates 'Breaking Bread while Building Bridges'

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May 2, 2018 - The public is invited to the annual Iftar Dinner Program on Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center, 1435-A Todds Lane. Sponsored by the Rumi Friendship Association and Hampton's Citizens Unity Commission, the program...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Register now! Classes start May 10 for level I of Hampton Diversity College

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April 24, 2018 - Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Diversity College is a multi-level, interactive program that concentrates on increasing your knowledge abou...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Nominate a person or group that's making a difference in Hampton's diversity

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Feb. 15, 2018 - If you know an individual, group or organization that has made a difference in Hampton's diversity, take the time to nominate them for a 2018 Unity Award from the Citizens' Unity Commission. 

Created in 2000, the awards recognize p...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Registration is open now for Level III of Hampton's Diversity College

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March 26, 2018 - 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 inclusi...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Watch the move 'Marshall' and then talk about diversity, unity, inclusion

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Feb. 1, 2018 - Adults and children alike are encouraged to come watch the movie "Marshall," starring Chadwick Boseman, at 6 p.m. Tuesday,  Feb. 20, at Hampton's Main Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd.

The movie tells the story of a young Thurg...

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Classes start Jan. 18 for the next Level I sessions of Hampton Diversity College

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Dec. 27, 2017 - Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Diversity College is a multi-level, interactive program that concentrates on increasing your knowledge about...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Learn more about police support of LGBTQ community at meeting Dec. 2 at History Museum

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Nov. 15, 2017 - The Citizens Unity Commission, Hampton Roads Pride and Hampton Convention & Visitors Bureau have joined the Hampton and Newport News police to host a community conversation for people who want to learn more about how the police are wor...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Commission promotes 'Unity Through Art' with 2nd paint party Oct. 27

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Oct. 11, 2017 - Unity Through Art is the name of the next paint party event planned by the Citizens' Unity Commission. It will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Hampton Performing and Creative Art Center, 300 Butler Farm Rd. Space is lim...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Level I of Diversity College starts Sept. 26; Level II starts Sept. 7

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Aug. 16, 2017 - It's time for Hampton's next Diversity College, a chance to learn more about diversity, unity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Diversity College is a multi-level, interactive program that increases your knowledge...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Join the fun on Saturday, July 8 and paint and chat about diversity

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June 30, 2017 - The Citizens’ Unity Commission is looking for 20 Hampton residents to join a midday paint part on Saturday, July 8, from noon-2 p.m. at Hampton’s Performing and Creative Arts Center, 300 Butler Farm Road.

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Citizens' Unity Commission is looking for teens to join Youth Advisory Group

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June 7, 2017 - The Citizens’ Unity Commission is looking for interested young people to join its Youth Advisory Group. Comprised of 13 members between the ages of 13 and 19, the Youth Advisory Group is an extension of the Unity Commission and rep...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Unity, Police host conversation on understanding the experiences of LGBTQ community

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June 6, 2017 - Hampton Roads Pride, the Citizens’ Unity Commission and the Hampton Police Division will host a special community conversation on Thursday, June 22, entitled “Understanding the Experiences of our LGBTQ Neighbors.” Synetheia Newby, ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

There is still time to nominate a person or program for 2017 Unity Award

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May 19, 2017 - the 2017 Unity Awards Ceremony & Recognition will be held Friday, June 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St.  Sponsored by the Citizens’ Unity Commission, the awards recognize the people, pr...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Screening of Epix series is designed to encourage diversity conversations

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April 17, 2017 - The Citizens’ Unity Commission is launching a series of screenings that are designed to encourage conversations about conflicts that separate us, the values that unite us, and our triumphs over adversity, no matter our race or c...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Police will discuss latest shooting and anti-crime efforts at news conference

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Jan. 5, 2017 - Hampton police will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. today to discuss the increase in gun violence and what actions the city is taking.

The news conference follows an exchange of gunfire Wednesday afternoon on Big Bethel Road that hit a pers...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hampton named 25th most diverse city in U.S., especially economically

May 15, 2016 – Hampton is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, according to a recent study that considered social class, ethno-racial, economic and household diversity. The study, conducted by personal and business financial website Wallet...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Plan now to attend Unity Awards June 9 and recognize individuals, groups promoting diversity

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May 26, 2016 - The public is invited to the 2016 Unity Awards ceremony, recognizing individuals, groups and initiatives that have a positive impact on diversity in Hampton.

Winners include Freedom Life Church; Romy Singh, a regional franchise expert w...Read on...

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