Diversity Pledge

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Take the Elk Grove Diversity Pledge:

I realize no one in Elk Grove is exactly like me and that’s an amazing thing.
I respect my neighbors for the things we have in common and for our differences.
I resolve that we all need to get along to make our community the best it can be.

The City of Elk Grove’s unique and diverse population adds a vibrant quality to our community. To help celebrate and support our shared diversity we are asking all of our residents to take the Elk Grove Diversity Pledge. Thank you for supporting diversity—the one thing we all have in common.

Elk Grove Proclaims its "No Place for Hate"
On September 28, 2016, the Elk Grove City Council proclaimed Elk Grove as "No Place for Hate" and presented a Proclamation to the members of the Multicultural Committee. Read the Proclamation.

Diversity Pledge

cultural diversityAugust is Cultural Diversity Awareness Month in Elk Grove. Join the City of Elk Grove’s Multicultural Committee and local organizations in celebrating the many cultures in Elk Grove with activities and events. 

Kite Making Workshop
Saturday, August 4, 1 to 3 p.m. | Franklin Community Library | 10055 Franklin High Rd.

Make your own kite and learn some of the rich, multicultural history of kites from presenter Anwar Khan of Old City Kites in Sacramento. This free program, hosted in partnership with the Franklin Community Library is limited to 50 children. Registration is required: www.saclibrary.org.

Kalpulli Xihuacoatl Dance Group: Celebrating the Past, Present & Future
Sunday, August 5, 2 to 3:30 p.m | Valley Hi-North Laguna Library | 7400 Imagination Parkway Sacramento Location

Kalpulli Xihuacoatl translates to “house of the serpent woman” from the Aztec language. Join the group as they demonstrate the traditions of Aztec dance along with local youth dancers.

Youth Eagles Aviation & Space Education
Friday, August 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Peet’s Coffee | 8234 Laguna Blvd.

This program will be providing outreach to youth and young adults considering aviation and aeronautics as a career pathway in hope of creating more diversity in these fields.

Color–Me-Mine: Ceramics Workshop
Saturday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 7440 Laguna Blvd Ste #100 | Elk Grove, CA 95758

Art is a universal language that connects us all. Join Color Me Mine for this special session for children ages 5-11. Participants will paint a self-portrait on a plate that will displayed at the Elk Grove Multicultural Festival. Limited to 50 participants. Registration plus a fee is required: elkgrove.colormemine.com or call 916.714.4943.

Crafts from Around the World
Saturday, August 11, 1 to 3 p.m. | Franklin Community Library | 10055 Franklin High Rd.

Crafting can take you everywhere! Join us for a crafting session that will take participates to destinations from around the globe. Limited Space Available; Ages 5-11. Registration is required: www.saclibrary.org.

Travel Through Mexico with the Musical Stylings of Dinorah
Saturday, August 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Todo un Poco Restaurant | 9080 Laguna Main Street, Suite 1A

The Elk Grove Multicultural Committee in partnership with Todo un Poco Restaurant invite you to an evening of beautiful music. www.todounpocobistro.com

10th Annual Women’s Festival
Sunday, August 12, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Elk Grove Regional Park | 9950 Elk Grove Florin Rd.

Join the Punjabi Culture Academy for Teeyan Teej Dian – a festival of dance which celebrates and acknowledges the contributions of women to society.

Ice Cream Social & Japanese Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro
Saturday,  August 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Franklin High Library 10055 Franklin High Rd. 

Celebrate the end of summer with an Ice Cream Social and learn about the Japanese art of Taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience. You will even get a chance to play the drums yourself! 

Labyrinth Walk for Peace
Sunday, August 19, 5:30 p.m. | Morse Park | 5540 Bellaterra Drive

Join St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at the Morse Park labyrinth as we walk the path together, sharing reflections about our design for unity and a deeper understanding between us all. 

Multicultural Storytime
Thursday,  August 23, 10 to 11 a.m. Toddlers, 11:30 a.m. Baby Storytime | 
Franklin High Library 10055 Franklin High Rd. 

The Franklin Community Library will host these special edition story times celebrating the joy of diversity in our community! Stories, songs and finger plays will get your children engaging with language and learning while they play

7th Annual Elk Grove Multicultural Festival
Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Elk Grove Regional Park | 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Rd.

Celebrate our diversity and travel the world without leaving Elk Grove! Join the City of Elk Grove and Kaiser Permanente at Elk Grove’s largest celebration of diversity. Learn about different cultures through music, art, food, entertainment and more. Enjoy two stages of world music and dance entertainment, an art show, kids craft area, cultural exhibits and much more. FREE admission and parking. elkgrovecity.org/MCF

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