Public Invited to Discuss Role of Diversity in Our City at May 26 Unity Council Meeting
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 24, 2022, May 24, 2022


The Unity Council will host a public meeting this Thursday, May 26, to discuss the role of diversity in our city.

The meeting is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Library and Recreation Center, 1817 New York Ave. Panelists include Estrus Tucker, co-founder of DEI Consultants; Brandon Chiles, co-founder and president of Arlington Urban Media & Entertainment; and Sandy Martinez, chair of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter. Refreshments will be served.

The City Council created the citizen-led Unity Council in 2020 to gather community input, research best practices and recommend strategies that the City of Arlington could implement to promote and encourage greater equity and to advance unity across our community. In February 2021, the Unity Council presented its proposed racial equity plan to the City Council that focuses on five areas: Economic Disparities; Education and Workforce Training; Housing: Health and Wellness: Policing and Criminal Justice. Since then, the Council has established the Unity Council as a standing committee and the City has completed 10 of the nearly 60 recommendations outlined in the 132-page comprehensive report. Another 33 recommendations are currently in the process of being implemented, while another 14 are pending.

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The May 26 public meeting is sponsored by the Arlington Unity Council, Arlington Black Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Urban Ministries, Arlington Urban Media & Entertainment, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas and United Way of Tarrant County.

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