Bozeman, MT Supporting the Diversity of the Community
Status: Adopted on 12/20/04
Source File: http://www.bozeman.net/WebLink7/DocView.aspx?id=2510
COMMISSION RESOLUTION NO. 3764
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF BOZEMAN, MONTANA, DECLARING THAT "ALL ARE WELCOME HERE", AND SUPPORTING THE DIVERSITY OF THE COMMUNITY.
Because the Gallatin Valley has traditionally been a place where rivers and cultures meet,
Because Native Peoples continue to share this sacred earth with others,
Because the labor of ancestors of all religions, races, and ethnicities built our communities,
Because everyone benefits when human rights are respected, and protection of these rights is the responsibility not only of individuals but also of civic institutions and governments,
Because acceptance and tolerance are as necessary for economic viability as they are for personal growth,and
Because diversity promotes respectful, creative, and humane communities,
We, the undersigned, declare our individual and collective resolve to:
- Honor and welcome human diversity,
- Promote tolerance and inclusiveness in our public endeavors and private actions,
- Work to end silence and stop the spread of hate, And, in so doing,
- Build just and caring communities, congregations, workplaces, schools and homes.