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

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

    Feb. 1, 2018 - Come watch the movie "Marshall," starring Chadwick Boseman, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Hampton's Main Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd.
  3. Classes start Jan. 18 for the next Level I sessions of Hampton Diversity College

    Dec. 27, 2017 - Attend Hampton Diversity College starting Jan. 18 and learn more about 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.