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Embracing Our Differences
Long Island

Intro. Res. No. 1146-2007                                                                      Laid on Table 2/6/2007

Introduced by Legislators Stern and Presiding Officer Lindsay


                        WHEREAS, the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding, (CHDHU) a not-for-profit organization, has offered to coordinate a major public exhibit and associated programs, together to be known as “Embracing our Differences – Long Island”; and

                        WHEREAS, this activity has been modeled after similar programs held in cities throughout the world; and

                        WHEREAS, the “Embracing Our Differences” activities will endeavor to affirm and reinforce values that reject bigotry and prejudice and support the values of peaceful co-existence and respect for human dignity; and

                        WHEREAS, CHDHU will partner with cultural, governmental, media, educational, religious and business organizations throughout Long Island in furtherance of bringing about a board-based, intensive dialogue on acceptance of, and respect for, differences, and the recognition of commonalities, leading to peaceful co-existence in our community; and

                        WHEREAS, the Suffolk County Legislature seeks to encourage this endeavor, recognizing that the greatest legacy we can leave the next generation will be respect for human dignity; now, therefore be it

1st                   RESOLVED, that the month of October this year and every year thereafter is hereby designated “Embracing Our Differences Month” within the County of Suffolk for the purpose of recognizing the value of human dignity; and be it further

2nd                  RESOLVED, that the Suffolk County Legislature hereby endorses the “Embracing Our Differences” exhibit to be held in Heckscher Park in Huntington and supports the efforts of the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding to build a better community; and be it further

3rd                   RESOLVED, that this Legislature, being the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) lead agency, hereby finds and determines that this resolution constitutes a Type II action pursuant to Section 617.5(c)(20), (21) and (27) of Title 6 of the NEW YORK CODE OF RULES AND REGULATIONS (6 NYCRR) and within the meaning of Section 8-0109(2) of the NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW as a promulgation of regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and legislative decisions in connection with continuing agency administration, management and information collection, and the Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is hereby directed to circulate any appropriate SEQRA notices of determination of non-applicability or non-significance in accordance with this resolution.

DATED:  March 6, 2007


/s/ Steve Levy

County Executive of Suffolk County

Date: March 12, 2007

Embracing Our Differences is a project of the
Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding, Inc.
a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization.
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784

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