Citizens' Unity Commission Department

The Citizens’ Unity Commission is a department within the City of Hampton; its mission is to ensure that Hampton will be a city that is welcoming, supportive, and inclusive of all citizens, regardless of race, color, class, religion, age disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

We support two citizen-based commissions and one advisory group:

See the combined calendar below for commission meetings, as well as diversity training and events. See the commission tab below for agendas, minutes and membership.
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  1. Learn more about police support of LGBTQ community at meeting Dec. 2 at History Museum

    Nov. 15, 2017 - The Citizens Unity Commission, Hampton Roads Pride and Hampton Convention & Visitors Bureau have joined the Hampton and Newport News police to host a community conversation about support of the LGBTQ community.
  2. Commission promotes 'Unity Through Art' with 2nd paint party Oct. 27

    Oct. 11, 2017 - Unity Through Art is the name of the next paint party event planned by the Citizens' Unity Commission. It will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Hampton Performing and Creative Art Center, 300 Butler Farm Rd. Read on...
  3. Level I of Diversity College starts Sept. 26; Level II starts Sept. 7

    Aug. 16, 2017 - Register now to learn more about unity at the next Diversity College Read on...
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Hampton Diversity College

The Hampton Diversity College (HDC) is a multi-level and interactive educational program that concentrates on increasing knowledge on the value of diversity, unity, and inclusion in contemporary workplaces and in our community. ....Learn More

Unity Awards

The Unity Awards was established in 2000 to recognize the contributions of individuals, organizations and initiatives that have made a positive impact supporting the importance of diversity in the city of Hampton.
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Enjoy this interview with the Citizens’ Unity Commission Executive Director, Synetheia N. Newby, as she shares about the two, citizen-based commissions and how they are working together to ensure that our diversity doesn’t divide us, rather it unites us as a community.