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Welcome to the City of Edmonds Diversity Commission whose  purpose is to promote an environment that accepts, celebrates, and appreciates diversity within the community.   The nine-member volunteer advisory Commission is intended to:

 

  • serve as a resource for City government and the community by providing   information, education, and communication that facilitates a better understanding and celebrates our differences; 
  • provide recommendations to the Mayor and City Council that would identify opportunities to address diversity issues, promote diversity programs, and/or provide guidance to create a more accessible, safe, welcoming and inclusive government and community; and
  • assist the City of Edmonds in supporting and challenging all areas of government and the community to eliminate and prevent all forms of discrimination.

  Commissioners are appointed for three-year terms.


Diversity Commission Grant Program.
Next round of grant applications will be accepted thru 11/09/18.

DIVERSITY FILM SERIES - October through April (except December) on Third Saturdays at Noon.  Click here for the full line-up of the upcoming season's films. 

UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE GREATER EDMONDS AREA

 

The Ugandan Children's Choir, Imani Milele, will perform a free concert at Edmonds Lutheran Church on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7pm. The organization works with impoverished children living in rural communities, providing them with hope of a brigher future through education.  Enjoy vibrant traditional garments, African dance, song and drum routines! 
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September 8, Saturday, Sno-King Meaningful Movies, “Harvest of Empire”, a documentary revealing the direct connection between the long history of US intervention in Latin America and the immigrant crisis we face today. Some graphic violence (not recommended for children). 7PM at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224th St SW, Edmonds. Doors open at 6:30 PM, Movie follows at 7PM with community discussion following.
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Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice – Teach-In (Everett) – Saturday – September 8, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Teach-In (A Community Chautauqua) Snohomish County Administrative Bldg, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett 98201
Learn how each of us can make a difference and why it matters.
TEACH-IN / CHAUTAUQUA FACEBOOK EVENT INFO:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1756602431121106/
NATIONAL DAY-OF-ACTION EVENT INFO (Peoples Climate Movement): 
https://peoplesclimate.org/takeaction/ (Updated!)
RISE FOR CLIMATE JOBS & JUSTICE FUNDRAISER (Donations Appreciated): 
https://www.gofundme.com/rise-for-climate-jobs-and-justice

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Salish Sea at Sunset, Harborview Park (Everett) – Saturday – September 8, 2018 –7 p.m. Contemplative Fellowship & Music
SALISH SEA AT SUNSET EVENT INFO: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2054910084572642/
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Community and Regional Resources

 Resources

Calendar of Observances
The Diversity Commission promotes awareness of, and respect for, the full array of holidays, observances and festivals that are of cultural, ethnic and/or religious importance to residents in and around Edmonds. Click on this link to view a full Calendar of Observances for 2018. 

Diversity Commission Info

Meeting schedule:
Regular Commission meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 

Location:
Edmonds Senior Center
View Room, Main Floor
220 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, WA  98020 

Staff:
Patrick Doherty, Director
Economic Development & Community Services
425-771-0251
patrick.doherty@edmondswa.gov

Commissioners: 

Ed Dorame
Donnie Griffin, Vice Chair
Maria Montalvo 
Patricia Valle
Diana White, Chair  
Dean Olson
Sarah Mixson
Anabel Hovig
Brian Potter

Ex Officio Commissioners: 
Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, City Council