Each fiscal year, the City of Eugene allocates a small amount of public money to the Human Rights Commission, which goes toward community event funding requests. The Oregon Vagabond is pleased to announce that on June 21, 2011 the City of Eugene Human Rights Commission (HRC) endorsed our Vagabond Basketball Tuesdays, Writing Workshop and Support Group. The HRC also approved our request for funding; we were granted $100 (maximum) to spend on these activities. Recipients of Human Rights Commission funding have met the approval guidelines and aligns with their mission – “The City of Eugene values the dignity of all human beings. We are committed to:
- Ensuring that human rights are a central part of every City program;
- Respecting and reflecting cultural and individual diversity;
- Fostering mutual understanding; and
- Promoting inclusiveness, justice and equity.”
For more information, visit the City of Eugene Equity and Human Rights Center‘s website.
The Oregon Vagabond is very thankful for and encouraged by receiving the support of the City of Eugene Human Rights Commission.