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The Diversity and Inclusion Office Is Hiring

The Diversity and Inclusion Office Is Hiring

Kiran Bains, who heads up the city’s Diversity and Inclusion Office, announced that the department, which Bains currently runs alone, is hiring a special projects manager. “As an office of one, I have deeply appreciated your support in ensuring the success of the Diversity and Inclusion Office. As the year comes to a close, I

CAUSA, Once Force Behind NDO Advocacy, Is Scaling Back for Now

The leadership team of CAUSA (Community Alliance for a United San Antonio) recently sent an email to its membership saying it will no longer hold regular meetings. The email was sent on October 21 and outlined how CAUSA is scaling back for now: First, we would like to thank each of you for your dedication

Equality and inclusion officer to address CAUSA meeting

The city’s diversity and inclusion officer will be the guest speaker at a community meeting organized by CAUSA (Community Alliance for a United San Antonio) on February 1 at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. The Diversity and Inclusion Office was created last May when the City Council approved the new department as part of

Diversity and inclusion officer ready for NDO challenges

Deputy City Attorney Veronica Zertuche says over 100 people applied for the position of diversity and inclusion officer including attorneys, ex-military and corporate executives. In the end, 31-year-old Kiran Bains, an applicant with impressive credentials, got the job. The newly-hired Bains will administer and manage the activities of the Diversity and Inclusion Office, which is

Most Influential 2015: Justin P. Nichols

Many readers may recognize Justin P. Nichols as the cover model for last year’s inaugural issue of this magazine. However, it is his advocacy as an attorney that brought him to local prominence. In January 2014, Nichols filed the first complaint under the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance claiming AT&T fired his client, Matthew Hileman, because of

Most Influential 2015: Marsha Warren

Mayor Ivy Taylor lost the support of SA’s gay community in 2013 when, as a councilmember representing District 2, she voted against expanding the NDO to include LGBTQ protections. She doubled down on that position in this year’s mayoral race, but she won the election nonetheless, and it wasn’t without the help of her LGBTQ

With budget vote, mayor’s NDO proposal passes

Mayor Ivy R. Taylor’s proposal to create a Department of Diversity and Inclusion and hire a human relations liaison to run it became reality on May 14 when the City Council approved the measure as part of the city budget. The proposal, designated Item 16 in the budget, was among other items on the consent

City’s human relations liaison is named at council budget meeting

City Manager Sheryl Sculley has named the person who will run the mayor’s proposed Department of Diversity and Inclusion. The announcement came during a budget discussion at the City Council’s B Session on May 13. The position of human relations liaison will be filled by Claryssa Cortez who, according to Sculley, currently works in the

Equality Texas issues call to action on mayor’s NDO proposal

A call to action has gone out from Equality Texas to San Antonio’s LGBT community asking for support of Mayor Ivy R. Taylor’s proposal to establish an Office of Diversity and Inclusion and to hire a human relations liaison to run the new department. “Since the passing of the updated Non-Discrimination Ordinance in September 2013;

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