Calvin C. Goode to Speak in Downtown Phoenix on Feb. 18

[Source: City of Phoenix]

Former Phoenix city councilman, will discuss African-American history in Arizona

Calvin C. Goode, former Phoenix city councilman, will discuss African-American history in Arizona at the free Faces of Diversity Brown Bag series at noon Friday, Feb. 18, at the Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.

Goode will focus on his personal experience of the civil rights movement and the struggle in Arizona to establish a state holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As a Phoenix city councilman for 22 years, an office in which he served longer than anyone else in Phoenix history, Goode was instrumental in a compromise that led to a Phoenix ordinance that prohibited workplace discrimination; he championed the Head Start program and downtown renewal projects.

The free event is co-sponsored by the Phoenix Human Relations Commission and the city’s Equal Opportunity Department.  It features dynamic people telling their stories about diversity.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a cultural experience.   No reservation is needed.

For more information, call 602-495-0358 or 602-534-1557/TTY or visit

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