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Meeting Name: Committee on Women and Gender Equity Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/25/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations and the Committee on Parks and Recreation
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T2019-3745 *   Oversight - Improving the Gender and Cultural Diversity of Monuments Located in City Parks.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2019-3745 *   Oversight - Improving the Gender and Cultural Diversity of Monuments Located in City Parks.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1114-2018 *Inez D. Barron  Creating a task force to examine the monuments, statues, public art and historical markers on city-owned property.IntroductionThis bill would create a task force to study and issue recommendations regarding monuments, statues, public art, and historical markers on city-owned property, placing special emphasis on those that have been subject to sustained negative attention or may be viewed as inconsistent with the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. The task force would be chaired by the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs or the Executive Director of the Art Commission. The Commissioners of City Planning, Parks and Recreation, and Transportation would have seats on the task force, as well as the Executive Director of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The remaining five members of the task force would be representatives from each of the five boroughs respectively and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: history, art and antiquities, public art and public space, preservation, cultural heritage, diversity and inclusion, or education.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1114-2018 *Inez D. Barron  Creating a task force to examine the monuments, statues, public art and historical markers on city-owned property.IntroductionThis bill would create a task force to study and issue recommendations regarding monuments, statues, public art, and historical markers on city-owned property, placing special emphasis on those that have been subject to sustained negative attention or may be viewed as inconsistent with the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. The task force would be chaired by the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs or the Executive Director of the Art Commission. The Commissioners of City Planning, Parks and Recreation, and Transportation would have seats on the task force, as well as the Executive Director of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The remaining five members of the task force would be representatives from each of the five boroughs respectively and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: history, art and antiquities, public art and public space, preservation, cultural heritage, diversity and inclusion, or education.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1439-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Increasing the percentage of women depicted in works of art belonging to the city and requiring the art commission to foster diversity among the subjects and themes depicted in works of art belonging to the city.IntroductionThis bill would require the Art Commission (known as the “Public Design Commission,” or “PDC”) to establish a goal that at least 50 percent of all new works of art that depict a nonfictional person depict women. It would also require the PDC to advise city agencies on submitting diverse pieces of work, including by providing strategies to increase the representation of women in city art work, to report annually on the number of submissions it receives for works of art that depict a nonfictional person, and to post its annual report online.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1439-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Increasing the percentage of women depicted in works of art belonging to the city and requiring the art commission to foster diversity among the subjects and themes depicted in works of art belonging to the city.IntroductionThis bill would require the Art Commission (known as the “Public Design Commission,” or “PDC”) to establish a goal that at least 50 percent of all new works of art that depict a nonfictional person depict women. It would also require the PDC to advise city agencies on submitting diverse pieces of work, including by providing strategies to increase the representation of women in city art work, to report annually on the number of submissions it receives for works of art that depict a nonfictional person, and to post its annual report online.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
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