File #: Int 0203-2024    Version: * Name: Annual education campaign to combat antisemitism and promote inclusion.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Civil and Human Rights
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to an annual education campaign to combat antisemitism and promote inclusion
Sponsors: Shahana K. Hanif, Lincoln Restler, Christopher Marte, Crystal Hudson, James F. Gennaro, Sandy Nurse, Alexa Avilés, (in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough Preside
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to coordinate with the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, the Office of Ethnic and Community Media, other relevant agencies, and community groups to conduct annual public education campaigns to combat antisemitism, raise awareness of the contributions of Jewish New Yorkers to the City, and promote inclusion, equity, and understanding. Campaigns would occur every year during Jewish American Heritage Month, or other appropriate month selected by CCHR, and would use diverse forms of media and emphasize youth education. The bill would also require that the first education campaign last for a full year, beginning within 60 days of the bill’s effective date.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 203, 2. Int. No. 203, 3. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 28, 2024

Int. No. 203

 

By Council Members Hanif, Restler, Marte, Hudson, Gennaro, Nurse and Avilés (in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to an annual education campaign to combat antisemitism and promote inclusion

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 8 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 8-135 to read as follows:

§ 8-135 Annual education campaign to combat antisemitism and promote inclusion. a. The commission shall conduct an annual public education campaign on:

1. The prevention of antisemitic prejudice, harassment, and violence;

2. The contributions of Jewish New Yorkers to the city throughout history;

3. The impacts of antisemitic hate crimes; and

4. Principles and practices to promote equity, inclusion, and understanding.

b. The first campaign required under this section shall begin no later than 60 days after the effective date of the local law that added this section and shall continue for no less than 1 year. Each subsequent campaign required under this section shall begin on May 1 and continue for no less than 30 days in order to coincide with Jewish American Heritage Month, except that the commission may from time to time choose a different campaign start date if, in a given year, such start date would further the purposes of the campaign.

c. In conducting the campaigns required under this section, the commission shall coordinate with the office for the prevention of hate crimes, the office of ethnic and community media, and, as needed, with relevant city agencies, interfaith organizations, community groups, and human rights and civil rights groups.

d. The campaigns required under this section shall use, at a minimum, television, internet, radio, print media, digital kiosks, and subway and other public transportation advertisements throughout the city.

e. The campaigns required under this section shall be designed to reach all age groups, with special attention to reaching young people.

f. Campaign materials and communications shall be available in all designated citywide languages, as defined in section 23-1101, and any additional languages as determined by the department in consultation with local community organizations.

§ 2.   This law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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