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Boulder City Council Urges Community to Pull Together and Reject Stigmatization and Other Acts of Discrimination

The City of Boulder has long committed to protecting the health, safety, dignity and human rights of all members of our community and to creating an equitable and socially just place for all regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or immigration status. These commitments are now being put to the test.

On Tuesday, April 7, Mayor Weaver on behalf of the entire Boulder City Council will deliver a statement on the importance now more than ever of maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for all races and ethnicities during the COVID crisis. This follows on the heels of a city council declaration made March 24, 2020 encouraging community members to work together to support those maintaining the health of our city residents and businesses, ensure continuity of government and focus on equity during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Council will remind the community that incidents of discrimination motivated by another person’s race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity may be considered a Human Rights Violation by the city’s Human Rights Ordinance 

Any community member that sees, hears or is a victim of discrimination in any form is asked to contact the City of Boulder. Violations to the Human Rights Ordinance are prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. In addition, the City has launched a new portal on the Racial Equity webpage to collect information on incidents that the city should be aware of to better provide information education and advocacy. Reports of discrimination can be made online or by calling the city’s Office of Human Rights at 303-441-4197.

A livestream of city council meetings is available online at: https://bouldercolorado.gov/boulder8

Published: April 6, 2020

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Shannon Aulabaugh, Media Relations, 720-484-9903