Meeting Name: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/19/2023 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Civil and Human Rights
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Int 0716-2022 *Carmen N. De La Rosa  Creating a school diversity monitor within the human rights commission.IntroductionThis bill would create a school diversity monitor within the city’s Human Rights Commission. This position would monitor racial segregation in the city’s school system, including charter schools under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education (DOE) and would make recommendations to alleviate disparate impact discrimination. The bill would require the monitor to produce annual reports to the mayor, DOE and the Speaker on DOE’s efforts in combating segregation in the schools and implementation efforts by DOE to ensure greater integration of the overall school system.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0716-2022 *Carmen N. De La Rosa  Creating a school diversity monitor within the human rights commission.IntroductionThis bill would create a school diversity monitor within the city’s Human Rights Commission. This position would monitor racial segregation in the city’s school system, including charter schools under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education (DOE) and would make recommendations to alleviate disparate impact discrimination. The bill would require the monitor to produce annual reports to the mayor, DOE and the Speaker on DOE’s efforts in combating segregation in the schools and implementation efforts by DOE to ensure greater integration of the overall school system.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0934-2023 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Requiring the placement of an informational sign near the intersection of Wall and Pearl Streets in Manhattan to mark the site of New York’s first slave market.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Transportation to install an informational sign near the intersection of Wall and Pearl Streets, in Manhattan, to mark the site of New York’s first slave market.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0934-2023 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Requiring the placement of an informational sign near the intersection of Wall and Pearl Streets in Manhattan to mark the site of New York’s first slave market.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Transportation to install an informational sign near the intersection of Wall and Pearl Streets, in Manhattan, to mark the site of New York’s first slave market.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1073-2023 *Crystal Hudson  Creation of a truth, healing, and reconciliation process.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commission on Racial Equity to establish a Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation process in connection with the City’s historic involvement in slavery. The process’s objectives would be to establish historical facts about slavery in the City of New York; to protect, acknowledge, and empower affected persons and communities; and to recommend changes for government and institutions to prevent recurrence and perpetuation of harm. The Commission would be required to hold public proceedings and conduct public engagement activities to support the process, and to publish a report documenting its findings and recommendations.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1073-2023 *Crystal Hudson  Creation of a truth, healing, and reconciliation process.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commission on Racial Equity to establish a Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation process in connection with the City’s historic involvement in slavery. The process’s objectives would be to establish historical facts about slavery in the City of New York; to protect, acknowledge, and empower affected persons and communities; and to recommend changes for government and institutions to prevent recurrence and perpetuation of harm. The Commission would be required to hold public proceedings and conduct public engagement activities to support the process, and to publish a report documenting its findings and recommendations.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1082-2023 *Farah N. Louis  Creating a task force to consider the impact of slavery and past injustices for African Americans in New York city and reparations for such injustices.Introduction Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1082-2023 *Farah N. Louis  Creating a task force to consider the impact of slavery and past injustices for African Americans in New York city and reparations for such injustices.Introduction Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1085-2023 *Sandy Nurse  Public art and school names.IntroductionThis bill would require the Public Design Commission (PDC) to publish a plan to remove works of art on City property that depict a person who owned enslaved persons or directly benefitted economically from slavery, or who participated in systemic crimes against indigenous peoples or other crimes against humanity. If PDC determines a work of art depicts a person who fits these criteria and decides not to remove the work of art, PDC would be required to include in the plan steps it will take to install an explanatory plaque next to the work of art. This bill would also require the Department of Transportation to consult with the Department of Education to install plaques on sidewalks or other public space adjacent to schools that are named after a person that fits the criteria.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1085-2023 *Sandy Nurse  Public art and school names.IntroductionThis bill would require the Public Design Commission (PDC) to publish a plan to remove works of art on City property that depict a person who owned enslaved persons or directly benefitted economically from slavery, or who participated in systemic crimes against indigenous peoples or other crimes against humanity. If PDC determines a work of art depicts a person who fits these criteria and decides not to remove the work of art, PDC would be required to include in the plan steps it will take to install an explanatory plaque next to the work of art. This bill would also require the Department of Transportation to consult with the Department of Education to install plaques on sidewalks or other public space adjacent to schools that are named after a person that fits the criteria.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1101-2023 *Amanda Farías  Anti-racism training for human services contractors.IntroductionThis bill would require the Chief Equity Officer to create an anti-racism training for employees of human services contractors. The purpose of such training would be to improve the provision of human services in the City by (1) providing contractors with tools for serving individuals from diverse backgrounds, (2) improving awareness of, and sensitivity to, how racism and related injustices impact the provision of human services, and (3) promoting policies, practices, and norms designed to combat racism and advance racial equity in the provision of human services. Each employee of a human services contractor would be required to complete such training at least once per year.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1101-2023 *Amanda Farías  Anti-racism training for human services contractors.IntroductionThis bill would require the Chief Equity Officer to create an anti-racism training for employees of human services contractors. The purpose of such training would be to improve the provision of human services in the City by (1) providing contractors with tools for serving individuals from diverse backgrounds, (2) improving awareness of, and sensitivity to, how racism and related injustices impact the provision of human services, and (3) promoting policies, practices, and norms designed to combat racism and advance racial equity in the provision of human services. Each employee of a human services contractor would be required to complete such training at least once per year.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1118-2023 *Nantasha M. Williams  Anti-racism and anti-racial discrimination trainings for employees, interns, independent contractors, and volunteers of city agencies.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with the Office of Racial Equity and the Commission on Human Rights, to create an anti-racism and anti-racial discrimination training for agency employees, including agency interns, independent contractors, and volunteers. Each employee of the City would be required to complete such training at least once per year.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1118-2023 *Nantasha M. Williams  Anti-racism and anti-racial discrimination trainings for employees, interns, independent contractors, and volunteers of city agencies.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with the Office of Racial Equity and the Commission on Human Rights, to create an anti-racism and anti-racial discrimination training for agency employees, including agency interns, independent contractors, and volunteers. Each employee of the City would be required to complete such training at least once per year.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1150-2023 *Christopher Marte  Establishing a New York city freedom trail task force.IntroductionThis bill would establish a task force to consider the creation of a citywide New York City freedom trail and a “Lower Manhattan freedom trail” in Lower Manhattan. The freedom trails would be walkable tours which mark and commemorate historical sites in New York City that are associated with the abolitionist movement and Underground Railroad. The task force would consist of public officials, academic and historical scholars, and representatives from relevant organizations. The freedom trail task force would be required to meet at least quarterly and conduct at least two public meetings. The task force would be required to submit a report of its recommendations to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council no later than 1 year after the final member of the task force is appointed.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1150-2023 *Christopher Marte  Establishing a New York city freedom trail task force.IntroductionThis bill would establish a task force to consider the creation of a citywide New York City freedom trail and a “Lower Manhattan freedom trail” in Lower Manhattan. The freedom trails would be walkable tours which mark and commemorate historical sites in New York City that are associated with the abolitionist movement and Underground Railroad. The task force would consist of public officials, academic and historical scholars, and representatives from relevant organizations. The freedom trail task force would be required to meet at least quarterly and conduct at least two public meetings. The task force would be required to submit a report of its recommendations to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council no later than 1 year after the final member of the task force is appointed.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
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