City of Dallas, TX

11/29/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/29/2022 18:33

Office of Equity and Inclusion Announcements

Office of Equity and Inclusion

2023 Equity Indicators Symposium

The City of Dallas in partnership with Communities Foundation of Texas will host the 4th Annual Equity Indicators Symposium. The Symposium will be centered around the recently adopted Racial Equity Plan (REP) aimed at addressing disparities found in the Dallas Equity Indicators Report* published in 2019.

The Equity Indicators Report was designed to measure disparities across 60 indicators grouped into five thematic areas: Economic Opportunity, Education, Neighborhoods and Infrastructure, Justice and Government, and Public Health.

The 2023 in-person Symposium will highlight national equity practices, alignment with community, residents, and other stakeholders, and focus on investments for change.

Join us at Paul Quinn College on Friday, January 13, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week.

Please register for the event at https://bit.ly/2023EquityIndicatorsSymposium.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at [email protected]

Racial Equity Plan Announcement

To learn more about The Racial Equity Plan (REP) and the REP FY 22-23 budget investments, please visit the Racial Equity Plan website.

*The Racial Equity Plan is available in the following six languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and Amharic.

Naturalization Ceremony

On October 28, 2022, National Immigrants Day, we recognized and celebrated our long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world and value their contributions that add to our nation's blend of cultures, customs, and traditions. In celebration, the City of Dallas hosted our second naturalization ceremony of the year in collaboration with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Thirty-three citizenship candidates from 18 different countries swore their Oath of Allegiance and became naturalized US citizens. The citizenship candidates originated from Australia, Burma, Canada, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda and Vietnam.

There is a total of 215,140 residents eligible to naturalize in the DFW area. The benefits of citizenship include protection from deportation, citizenship for your children under the age of 18, family reunification, eligibility for government jobs, the freedom to travel, and the ability to vote.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is dedicated to continuing our support for naturalization efforts and thank every department involved that made the event a meaningful ceremony to celebrate this milestone for our immigrant residents.

For resources to become a citizen, please visit https://bit.ly/Dallascitizenship

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Essay Contest

Access the scholarship application at: http://bit.ly/MLKScholarship23

Office of Equity & Inclusion Art Exhibition - Call For Entries

The Office of Equity & Inclusion is looking for Dallas-based African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALANNA) artists to participate in an exhibition to be displayed in the Office of Equity and Inclusion at Dallas City Hall. Dallas' diversity is what makes our City strong, yet we recognize there is great work to be done to address disparities that exist across multiple identities. As the office continues to work towards being a equitable, welcoming and inclusive City, we are looking for pieces that capture the various identities that make up this City.

The submission deadline is Friday, December 9, 2022, by 5 p.m. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.

To read the Call for Entries and download the entry form, click here.

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