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Posted on: February 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Celebration of Diversity Festival to Take Place Monday, March 5

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is proud to support the Celebration of Diversity Festival, taking place on Monday, March 5 from 4-7 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road.

“This celebration will recognize our diverse Greater Lansing community, which is accepting of all identities and stands against the assertion of white supremacy,” said East Lansing City Councilmember Aaron Stephens. “Given the recent rise in visible white supremacy, several community groups have come together to host this special event.”

The Celebration of Diversity Festival will feature diverse food, music, speakers and performances. The event will offer a safe, inclusive environment with quiet spaces and off-site areas available for any who need it. This will be a family-friendly event that is open to all community members who are supportive of diversity and inclusion.

Supporters of this event include:
Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing
City of East Lansing

East Lansing Human Relations Commission
Action of Greater Lansing
Network of Spiritual Progressives
Associated Students of Michigan State University
MSU Council of Graduate Students
MSU Resident Hall Association
Black Student Alliance
MSU College Democrats
MSU College Republicans
MSU Young Americans for Liberty
MSU Jewish Studies
MSU African American and African Studies
Black Lives Matter Lansing

Groups that are interested in becoming supporters of the event can contact Mark Thompson at mark757984@gmail.com. A monetary contribution is not required.                                                                  

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