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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 Seeks Student Representative (applications will be accepted till position is filled). Click here to fill out application form. See media release for more information here.
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Diversity Film Series - October through April (except December) on Third Saturdays at Noon.  Click herefor the full line-up of this season's films. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS HONORING REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. IN THE GREATER EDMONDS AREA

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dr. Michael Benitez Jr. Using the Arts to Engage and Create Peace.  More information. Tuesday, January 15 at 12:30 and 7 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Edmonds Community College ~ For a complete list of Edmonds Community College events click here

35th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Greater Everett Community Celebration: "Dream. . .Maintaining Unity-It's Right & It's Good" Sunday, January 20 at 3 p.m., Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave., Everett. Click here for more information. 

A Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., inspiring a Beloved Community in Song, Spoken Word and Dance. Monday, January 21, 2019. Both morning and evening events are held at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020:

~~Beloved Community Morning Program. For families, children, and youth. Kaleidoscope Dance Company & Northside STEP. 10-noon, free admission. Click here for information. 

 ~~Evening Program, 7:30 pm: Dr. Gloria Burgess, CEO &  President, Jazz International. The Sound of the Northwest Choir, Barclay Shelton Dance Centre, Price Arts Dance, Josephine Howell & Band. Special presentation of the Beloved Community Award. Click here for information. 

Let Justice Roll Down . . .A Multi-Media Musical Journey to Selma and Back. A moving, multi-media journey toward openness, understanding, and a path toward dismantling racism through understanding white supremacy and privilege. Sunday, January 27 at 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood. For more information: www.reSoundSings.org and www.LetJusticeRollDownProject.com 

MLK Day of Service City of Lynnwood ~ Resurface Mesika Trail, pull invasive plants and opportunities to do some inside cleaning of trip vehicles. There will also be an opportunity to create posters for a local elementary school. RSVP @ MLKdayofserviceLynndale.eventbrite.com. Click here for information

Langston Hughes presents Nu Black Arts West Theatre's encore production of "Dark Divas". Sunday, February 3, 2019, for more information click here

Community and Regional Resources

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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
Maria Montalvo 
Patricia Valle, Chair 
Melinda Woods 
Dean Olson
Sarah Mixson
Anabel Hovig, Vice Chair
Brian Potter

Ex Officio Commissioner: 
Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, City Council