Charlottesville commission on human rights, diversity2 008

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Charlottesville commission on human rights, diversity2 008

  1. 1. Determining Need for Commission In Charlottesville• First looked at Cville history (e.g., slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregation and Massive Resistance, Vinegar Hill, Public Housing, recent events)• Consulted with Community organizations that deal with discrimination: NAACP Exec. Comm., QCC, Legal Aid, Piedmont Housing, etc.• Asked if there was a need for such a Commission-YES!• Consulted with Fairfax Director of Equity Programs, Dir. VA Council Human Rights, Albuquerque Office, Iowa City w/Commission• Asked if Commission Ordinances conflicted with Dillon Rule in VA-Informed it did not

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