Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Civil Rights Title VI and Racial Equity Division

This division is working to achieve compliance with the legal standards of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act essentially declares that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of an entity. The purpose of Title VI is to ensure that public funds are not spent in a way that encourages, subsidizes, or results in discrimination, whether intentional or not.