Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

As one of the most diverse cities in the United States, Fremont is committed to upholding and honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are dedicated to bringing awareness and keeping the Fremont community informed about the City of Fremont’s various initiatives that promote:

  • Fair treatment
  • Equal opportunity
  • Respect and fairness

Stay up-to-date and join the City of Fremont in creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all individuals and groups, where neighbors reach out and support each other, the most vulnerable receive services, and everyone can achieve a high quality of life in our community where we live, learn, work, and play in peace and harmony.

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Upholding Fremont’s Values 

Articles, Letters (messages), Press Releases, Proclamations, and Resolutions

2022 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Beyond

January 11, 2022  The City Council recognizes the attention to community service, equality, and social justice of Dr. King and therefore proclaims that Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022 on January 17, 2022 as a Day of Service and recognition of equity and social justice for the Fremont community, and call upon the people of the community to pay tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through participation in community service projects on Martin Luther King Day and throughout the year.
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Recognition of the 45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

January 11, 2022  The ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the City of Fremont's commitment to human rights are worthy of reflection and serve as a reminder that improving the quality of life for all members of society is the responsibility of every member of our society. The City Council, hereby recognize and also celebrate the 45th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the City of Fremont.
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2021 

Transgender Day of Remembrance Resolution

November 20, 2021 The City Council proclaims November 20 as Transgender Day of Remembrance in Fremont, memorializing those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, supporting transgender individuals, and calling attention to the ongoing epidemic of violence and transphobia.
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Establishing Bay Area Stands Against Hate Week 

November 2, 2021 To combat racism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, and Islamaphobia, Fremont City Council proclaims November 14 – November 20 as United Against Hate Week in Fremont. The City continues to support the work of Compassionate Fremont, the Tri-City Interfaith Council, and the Human Relations Commission and is committed to learning from our diverse residents, surface local concerns, and seeking solutions together.

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Proclaiming November as Sikh Awareness 

November 2, 2021 The City Council proclaims the month of November 2021 as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month and recognizes the Sikh Community, Fremont Gurdwara Sahib, and Sikhs For Humanity for their efforts during the pandemic, including providing a daily food drive, free PPE kits, multiple grocery drives, and a vaccination drive.

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Honoring Andrew Galvan through Native American Heritage Month 

November 2, 2021 Fremont City Council announces that November 2021 is Native American Heritage Month honoring Native Americans’ contributions to our great nation as well as Andrew Galvan, a descendant of the Ohlone Indians whose ancestral lands comprise the greater San Francisco Bay Region and who has been instrumental in the preservation of Ohlone Indian Tribe information for the benefit of future generations. 

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Recognizing October as Filipino Heritage Month 

November 2, 2021 Moving forward, Fremont will now recognize October as Filipino Heritage Month to pay tribute to the lasting and significant contributions of Filipino Americans to our community and our nation, as educators and artists, politicians and laborers, and veterans and judges. Today, the East Bay is a vibrant center of the Filipino community, deeply rooted with over 16,000 Filipino Americans calling Fremont home.

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Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month in Fremont Proclamation and Appreciation Month in Fremont 

October 22, 2021 The City Council proclaims September 15 - October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in the City of Fremont and invites everyone to celebrate the diversity and character of our community and share their culture, customs, and traditions with those around them.
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Fremont City Council Releases Statement on Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

August 8, 2021 Fremont is home to one of the largest Afghan communities in the Bay Area and the Fremont City Council is in support of the humanitarian efforts being organized around the world.
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Fremont City Council Proclaims June 2021 as Pride Month

June 1, 2021 The City Council announces that June 2021 is Pride Month. The City encourages community members to celebrate the incredible contributions of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer neighbors by raising the Pride Flag and joining in various Bay Area Festivities. 
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Fremont wishes its Muslim Community a very Happy Ramadan Mubarak Proclamation

April 13, 2021 The City Council wishes our Muslim community a Happy Ramadan Mubarak and issues a proclamation.
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City of Fremont Establishes the Earn and Learn Fremont Pilot Program

March 5, 2021 The City of Fremont Economic Development Department’s Earn and Learn Fremont (ELF) Pilot Program provides participants affected by COVID-19 layoffs the opportunity to jumpstart a new career in advanced manufacturing. The program prioritizes people of color, women, and low-income families.
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Fremont Mayor Holds Conversation about Anti-Asian Violence in Bay Area

March 2, 2021 Mayor Lily Mei and Dion Lim of ABC7 News discuss anti-Asian sentiment during the pandemic and the recent attacks on elderly Asians in the San Francisco Bay Area and other cities in the United States.
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City of Fremont Denounces Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism 

February 16, 2021 The City affirms its commitment to the safety and well-being of citizens, non-citizens, and visitors with ancestry from the Asia Pacific region and in combating racist acts targeting APIs.
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City of Fremont Safe Parking Strategy Addresses Vehicular Homelessness

February 16, 2021 Fremont City staff shares an update with Fremont City Council on the development of a safe parking strategy that will provide additional services to individuals and families living in vehicles.
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Fremont Ranked Most Caring City in California by WalletHub

February 14, 2021 The City of Fremont is named the most caring city in California and the fourth most caring city in the nation according to WalletHub. 
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Honoring Black History Month in Fremont Proclamation 

February 9, 2021 The City Council proclaims February as Black History Month in the City of Fremont and invites everyone to celebrate the diversity and character of our community and share their culture, customs, and traditions with those around them.
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Fremont Joins Cities of Opportunity 

January 29, 2021 The City of Fremont is proud to join Cities of Opportunity, a peer-learning action cohort led by the National League of Cities (NLC) to better address inequities by developing comprehensive and equitable policies and practices in the areas of Housing, Economic Opportunity and City Planning and Design. 
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2020

Municipal Equality Index

December 2020 Fremont received a 90% grade by the Municipal Equality Index, which measures the ways in which local cities support LGBTQ+ community members.
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Transgender Day of Remembrance Resolution

November 20, 2020 The City Council proclaims November 20 as Transgender Day of Remembrance in Fremont, memorializing those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, supporting transgender individuals, and calling attention to the ongoing epidemic of violence and transphobia.
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Engage Fremont Report on Policing and Race Relations Released

October 2020 The City of Fremont City Manager’s Office and Police Department, along with Public Dialogue Consortium (PDC), conducted a series of community engagement activities on policing and race relations in the city. This report summarizes community feedback and the Department’s next steps.
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Fremont Announces Opening of Housing Navigation Center for Homeless Individuals 

August 31, 2020 The new Housing Navigation Center is a key step in addressing the City’s homelessness crisis by providing unhoused community members with shelter and a path to securing permanent housing. 
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Engage Fremont: Community Dialogues on Policing and Race

June – August 2020 Hundreds of community members participate in virtual discussions on policing and race in the community, reflecting strong community interest and passion for this important and timely topic. 
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Fremont Police Department’s Alignment with #8CantWait

June 9, 2020 The Fremont Police Department (FPD) releases a comprehensive look at how FPD policies compare to the #8CantWait initiative that aims to reduce the use of force incidents around the nation.
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Police Chief Kimberly Petersen Releases Statement on the Tragic Death of George Floyd 

May 29, 2020 Fremont Police Chief Kimberly Petersen condemns the killing of George Floyd and provides information about the Fremont Police Department’s training and policies around de-escalation, proper arrest control techniques, and use of force. 
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New Reporting Center Established to Report Incidents of Hate Related to COVID-19

March 25, 2020 The City of Fremont provides information about the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, and the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council’s (A3PCON) new reporting center to collect and track incidents of anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate, violence, and discrimination. The City also urges the residents to report hate crimes to the Fremont Police Department. 
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2018

Fremont Stand’s Against Hate Resolution

February 13, 2018 Fremont City Council endorses and adopts the “Fremont Stands United Against Hate” language and authorizes a poster campaign. 
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2017

Reaffirming and Proclaiming the City of Fremont as a Compassionate Sanctuary City

March 7, 2017 The City of Fremont adopted the recommendation of its Human Relations Commission and proclaimed itself a Compassionate Sanctuary City at the Fremont City Council meeting.
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2016

Fremont Designated as a Compassionate City

January 12, 2016 Fremont City Council designates Fremont a Compassionate City, joining a growing worldwide network of Compassionate Communities that have signed the Charter for Compassion in 50 countries and over 70 cities globally.
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Resources

Hate Crimes in Fremont (Reporting and Information)

Fremont Police Department Transparency Portal

Fremont Police Department Accountability FAQ

Council Ceremonial Document Request Form (for Proclamation, Ceremonial Resolution, and Certificate of Recognition or Appreciation)