NYLPI testifies at City Council in support of legislation mandating race and gender impact assessments for City agencies and urges inclusion of disability.

April 25, 2017

Disability Justice, Health Justice, Legislative

Ruth Lowenkron (center) testifies at city council with Laura Redman (left)

HJ Director Laura Redman and DJ director Ruth Lowenkron testified this morning at a City Council Committee on Women’s Issues hearing in support of a package of bills creating mandated race and gender impact assessments for City policies and cultural competency and implicit bias training for staff sponsored by Speaker Mark-Viverito, Councilmember Dromm and Councilmber Lander. Ms. Redman brought her experience of best practices from working with race equality impact assessments at the Commission for Racial Equality in London, England and Ms. Lowenkron included a specific ask to the Council to include disability in the package of bills as persons with disabilities make up a substantial portion of our population and experience extensive and disproportionate discrimination in all walks of life.

Read the testimony here and here.


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