Our city hosts several cultural events and promotions designed to enhance understanding of different cultures.
Civil Dialogue Series 2014 - The City of Scottsdale's Human Relations Commission and the Scottsdale Public Library System are proud to present this series to encourage discussion regarding issues of diversity. Why? It supports the commission's mission of "Creating Communication Networks to Promote Diversity and Move Towards the Elimination of Discrimination and Prejudice." To register for upcoming sessions, click here or call the Diversity Office at (480) 312-2727.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration
Dr. King's birthday is nationally recognized in January. In Scottsdale, we recognize his birthday through a partnership with Community Celebrating Diversity (CCD). We sponsor an annual MLK celebration that involves a community dinner, youth voices presentation, Diversity Champions recognition and concludes with an outdoor Peace & Community Day celebration. Each event has an educational component, entertainment and great food!
Scottsdale Community Collaborative Scholarship
The Scottsdale Community Collaborative Scholarship is funded by the corporate sponsors of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, La Gran Fiesta Community Celebration, along with the educational partnership of Community Celebrating Diversity and the Scottsdale Unified School District. Access a Scottsdale Community Collaborative Scholarship Application, here.
Regional Unity Walk - The cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa and Gilbert honor civil rights history and ideals by joining together in a short walk that begins at different locations and culminates at the host city's location for a day of celebrating the unity of our communities.