In 1994, in response to hate crimes in Ann Arbor, our office worked with community members to start the WIMBY campaign (Welcome in My BackYard). We asked people to sign on to this Pledge and place a poster in their window indicating to the public their commitment to fostering a welcoming community. The campaign was about diversity, inclusion, understanding our own implicit bias, and challenging us to speak up against prejudices and stereotypes.
We are currently working on a new poster image to use with the pledge, as well as a media campaign to increase engagement, to be released in April 2017, as part of National Fair Housing Month.
Looking for the FHC WIMBY video campaign information? Click here.