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Discussion: Encouraging Diversity in our Cities

9/15/2015 6:30 PM

Discussion: Encouraging Diversity in our Cities

City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs presents
Welcoming Week
Discussion: Encouraging Diversity in our Cities
Atlanta is a diverse place that mixes cultures, religions, and worldviews. Its diverse population is constantly growing through people looking for employment, education, and a thriving local scene with awesome restaurants, great arts and ample green spaces. As new people move here, we want to ask:
How can we make Atlanta a welcoming city for everyone?

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue: Center for Civic Innovation, 115 Martin Luther King Junior Drive SW, Suite 304, Atlanta, GA 30303
Tickets are FREE for members, $10 for non-members
Contact: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/discussion-encouraging-diversity-in-our-cities-tickets-18212319538

Join us as we explore how local organizations are already working to increase public engagement and understanding, creating a community that embraces diversity.
We will explore:
What is the difference between a diverse city and an accessible city?
What happens when we talk about accessibility in our diversity discussion?
What are our biggest diversity challenges?
How are we currently combating these challenges?
Panelists:
Michelle Maziar, Director, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Casie Yoder, Public Information Officer, City of Decatur
Rebecca Serna, Executive Director, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
Mike Walbert, General Manager, A3C Festival & Conference
Samia Mohamed, Clarkston Community Organizer and owner International Languages and Cultural Services
Moderated by Kimberly Hawkins, Diversity Consultant.


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