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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Learn more about the Baha'i faith on Oct. 21 during a prayer gathering at community center

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Oct. 2, 2019 - Learn more about the Baha'i faith on Monday, Oct. 21, from 6-8 p.m. during a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab, a key figure in Baha'i history. Established in 1863, the Baha'i faith teaches the essential worth of ...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Register now for level II Diversity College, a multi-level program that starts Sept. 5

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The next series of Level II classes for Hampton Diversity College will start on Thursday, Sept. 5. Diversity College is a multi-level, interactive educational program that concentrates on increasing knowledge about diversity, unity, and in...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Don't miss the Gen-Z experience and a chance to enjoy, music, and more on July 16

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July 1, 2019 - From 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission and the Citizens’ Unity Commission will host Gen-Z Experience: The Evolution of 400 Years of Music, Art, Dance, and Culture. The free evening of ta...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Students, seniors among winners of 2019 Unity Award for diversity, positive impact in city

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June 13, 2019 - A high school student who focused on diversity and a program created to improve the safety of people with autism or cognitive disorders were among the individuals, organizations or initiatives that received 2019 Unity Awards from the Citiz...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Hampton's One City One Book program discusses 'Simon Versus Homo Sapiens Agenda" in June

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton’s One City One Book program will begin discussing the book “Simon Versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda” starting Monday, June 10. The book is about the life of a young high school student named Simon who likes a young man named Blue. Simon...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Citizens Unity Commission will sponsor a special Iftar dinner on May 29

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May 7, 2019 - Hampton's Citizens Unity Commission and the Rumi Friendship Association of Norfolk will sponsor a special Iftar dinner – "Break Bread and Make a Friend" – on May 29. Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims ...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Nominate someone for Unity Award, then attend the ceremony on June 7

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April 12, 2019 - Hampton’s Citizens’ Unity Commission is accepting applications for the 2019 Unity Awards, which will be presented on Friday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen St.

The awards celebrate the accom...

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Citizens Unity Commission
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Register now! Classes start in May for the next Level I of Hampton Diversity College

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March 30, 2019 - Start at the beginning and work your way through all three levels by signing up for the next Diversity College classes. 

Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Level I of Diversity College is a four-week interactive program ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Middle, high school students invited to discussion about biases, labels, stereotypes

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Feb. 12, 2019 - Middle and high school students are invited to help reduce social biases, labels, and stereotypes when it comes to gender and sexual orientation by joining a community discussion on Saturday, March 30. The goal is to build an alliance betw...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Classes start March 14 for the next Level II session of Hampton Diversity College

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Feb. 4, 2019 - Attend the next Level II class of Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity, and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Level II is a six-week program that begins March 14 and explores how individual p...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Register now! Classes start Jan. 17 for the next Level I of Hampton Diversity College

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Jan. 8, 2019 - There is still time!

Attend Hampton Diversity College and learn more about diversity, unity, and inclusion. Sponsored by the Citizens' Unity Commission, Level I of Diversity College is a four-week interactive program that concentrates on inc...

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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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Citizens Unity Commission
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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Citizens Unity Commission
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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Citizens Unity Commission
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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Citizens Unity Commission
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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Citizens Unity Commission
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: 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...

News release Citizens Unity Commission
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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