The Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board advises City Council on barriers that impact the Hispanic and immigrant community in social, economic, and vocational pursuits.
The Raleigh City Council created the commission as an advisory body in February 2020. The creation of the commission is to make Raleigh a more welcoming city:
- Need to be inclusive of Hispanic and immigrant residents in civic matters;
- Recognize that there is a language barrier; and
- Create an opportunity for collaboration and stronger community engagement with immigrant communities.
Statement in Solidarity with AAPI Communities
We as the Raleigh Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board (HIAB) express our deep sympathy and sorrow for the Raleigh Asian and Pacific Islander communities(AAPI). Racism in any form is reprehensible; the recent violence against these communities is no exception. We believe that ignoring the racism present in these crimes is both irresponsible and harmful. The AAPI residents are valued members of our community and they are vital in our work towards ensuring Raleigh is a home to all. This community deserves our support in pursuit of justice now and always. We as the Raleigh Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board stand with the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
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Meets the 4th Saturday of each month
The Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board meeting scheduled for Saturday, July 24 at 1 p.m. has been canceled.
This will be a virtual meeting and the public is invited to attend. Join us on Zoom!
All meetings will be held using Zoom, a free video-conferencing software. No in-person meetings will be held until further notice.
The public can join the meeting on Zoom or via phone at 1-312-626-6799 with the Webinar ID 846 0003 4927
All public meetings are accessible. Assistive listening devices and interpreters for Deaf and Hearing Impaired are available. If needed, please call 919-996-3100 (voice) or 919-996-3107 (TDD) at least three days in advance of the meeting date. Language translation services are also available. If needed, call 919-996-2659 at least three days prior to the meeting date.