This month, we recognize the contributions of the immigrants, both past and present, who contribute to the economic, social and cultural assets that shape our community.

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The City of Boulder is committed to building a welcoming, inclusive and diverse community, where all community members experience physical health, safety and well-being.

Each June, the United States celebrates the immigrants, who have helped to shape our country from our nation’s founding to the present-day, during Immigrant Heritage Month. Locally, the City of Boulder provides grants to local organizations that recognize Immigrant Heritage Month through events and celebrations that honor the immigrants who have shaped the city for generations.

The grants support events that facilitate the successful engagement of immigrants into the civic, economic and cultural life of the Boulder community. Learn more about the events that the city is supporting this year in the 'Related Events' column on the left side of this page or on the city’s website.

Fostering Belonging in Communities and Respecting Human Rights

While we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive community for all, we acknowledge that discrimination in our community is a reality. The Human Rights Ordinance exists to protect against discrimination in Boulder and assist people who have been discriminated against in three areas, including:

  • Housing

  • Employment

  • Public accommodation in places such as stores, restaurants, health clubs and movie theaters

Within these areas, the ordinance prohibits discrimination based on ancestry, color, creed, gender variance, genetic characteristics, immigration status, marital status, mental disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and source of income. In housing, it also prohibits discrimination based on custody of a minor child, parenthood and pregnancy. In employment, it also prohibits discrimination based on age, specifically 40 and older.

City Council enacted the Human Rights Ordinance in 1972 to create prompt, local protection and for classes not protected at the state or federal levels, such as sexual orientation, gender variance and genetic characteristics.

If you or someone you know has been the target of discrimination within city limits, you can file a claim through the City of Boulder’s Human Rights Ordinance. These services are available in any language. Learn more on the city’s website.