City of Irvine Continues to Prioritize Diversity through City Council Initiatives
The City of Irvine has always been a leader in celebrating diversity and has continued this proactive approach through recent council initiatives.
In early 2021, Mayor Farrah N. Khan and City Councilmembers unanimously adopted the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resolution and launched a diversity campaign, We Are Irvine, confirming their commitment to the City’s values. As part of this effort, the Irvine Police Department has implemented a hate crime reporting portal.
In light of the recent increase in hate crimes and incidents throughout the nation, the City’s proactive and thoughtful approach will help with the ongoing effort to inform and educate our community that there is no place for discrimination or hate in Irvine.
The We Are Irvine campaign will highlight and celebrate Irvine’s diversity by showcasing the many ethnicities, cultures, and religions that make up the Irvine community. It will emphasize the rich diversity of Irvine’s residents and businesses through education, outreach, community partnerships, and multilingual communication approaches. The campaign will allow the City to continue celebrating its rich cultural heritage while combating intolerance and hate.
City leadership is committed to maintaining Irvine’s quality of life for all and will not tolerate discrimination and hate.
Friday, March 19 at 12 p.m.
City of Irvine
Civic Center Piazza
1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine 92606
Mayor Farrah N. Khan, City of Irvine
Vice Mayor Tammy Kim, City of Irvine
Councilmember Anthony Kuo, City of Irvine
Police Chief Mike Hamel, Irvine Police Department
Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, 74th Assembly District
Assemblyman Steven Choi, 68th Assembly District
Jennifer Wang, Irvine resident, Asian American Senior Center
Myung Suh, Irvine resident, Korean American Federation of OC
Mary Anne Foo, Irvine resident, OCAPICA
James Mai, Irvine resident, Community victim testimony
Jonathan Shin, Irvine resident, Community victim testimony
Eunice Lee, 11th grade student at Northwood High School, Youth testimony
Kriste To, 9th grade student at Northwood High School, Youth testimony