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File #: 61714    Version: 1 Name: National African Immigrant Heritage Month
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/2/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action: 10/6/2020
Enactment date: 10/13/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00687
Title: Recognizing that September 2020 was “National African Immigrant Heritage Month”.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Shiva Bidar, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/6/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Unanimously Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.24, & 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/2/20201 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available

Fiscal Note

No fiscal impact.

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Recognizing that September 2020 was “National African Immigrant Heritage Month”.

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WHEREAS, National African Immigrant Heritage Month was one of enormous pride for Africans living in the Madison and,

WHEREAS, the community of African immigrant heritage is a diverse population comprised of more than 54 countries and more than 500 dialects; and,

WHEREAS, Madison recognizes the significance of the African community playing an important role in our city's economy, culture and society; and,

WHEREAS, raising awareness about Madison’s African immigrant heritage is crucial in effectively fighting disparities within the greater Black population and is essential to building a stronger Madison community; and,

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Common Council encourage all Madisonians to recognize and applaud the many contributions made by our African immigrant community in enhancing the quality of life in our city,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Common Council recognized September 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020, as National African Immigrant Heritage Month in the City of Madison.

 

 

 

Source: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/371/text

More Information:

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/9/1/louisiana_ice_detention_cameroonian_immigrants

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/09/08/the-hunger-strikers-of-pine-prairie-protesting-indefinite-detention-by-ice/

https://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/chair/release/risch-cardin-lead-colleagues-in-condemning-violence-in-anglophone-cameroon