Diversity Events

Our city hosts several cultural events throughout the year.  Events are designed to enhance diversity awareness and cultivate a sense of belonging within different cultures. 

32nd Annual Native American Recognition Days Opening Ceremony/Kick Off event:

When:        Friday, October 3, 2014

Where:      Vista Del Camino Community Center/Park

Time:         7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Please join us to celebrate the kick off of Native American Recognition Days 2014.  The event is free and open to the public.  

32nd Annual Native American Recognition Days 2014 agenda:

7:30 a.m.                 Welcome- Office of Diversity

                                 Flag raising ceremony- Fort McDowell Veteran’s group

                                 Phoenix Oyate Drum group

7:45 a.m.                  City of Scottsdale Native American Recognition Days Proclamation

                                  W.J. “Jim” Lane, Mayor

7:50 a.m.                 Recognition of NARD committee, dignitaries, Indian royalty, etc.

8:15 a.m.                 Yaqui Deer Dance- Blessing ceremony from Yaqui group from Guadalupe

8:45 a.m.                 Champion Hoop Dancer (Yellow Bird Dancers)

                                  Apache Songs and Dance (Yellow Bird Dancers)

9:15 a.m.                 Eagle Dancers- Moiyma Youth Group

9:45 a.m.                 Wrap up/Thank you’s/NARD event calendar

Parking is free; Continental breakfast will be available!

For more information, please contact Sharon Cini, Diversity Liaison at 480-312-2727.

MLK_Jr_LogoDr. 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!  Register online.

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.