Date(s) - 04/15/2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Celebrate diversity in the Brookings community with food, friends and international delights at the Diversity Potluck & Food Drive, sponsored by the Brookings Human Rights Commission. The community potluck features dishes from an array of ethnic and international origins. Grace Enz, Aditya Tummala and Nathan Cole-Dai are the first place winners of the Middle and High School Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest and will be presenting their essays. Those attending are asked to bring a food item (hotdish, salad, bread or dessert) that is representative of their heritage. Table service, chicken, coffee, punch, and water will be provided. Additionally, please bring a nonperishable donation for the local food pantry. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Shari Thornes at 605.692.6281.
The Brookings Human Rights Commission promotes educational activities to make Brookings an inclusive and welcoming community. The mission of the Commission is to improve human relations in the Brookings area by fighting discrimination through education and a complaint resolution procedure. The Commission seeks to protect the rights of and prevent and eliminate bias and discrimination against individuals or groups because of their sex, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, disability, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political affiliation, with respect to employment, labor union membership, housing accommodations, property rights, education, public accommodations or public services. The Commission promotes educational activities to make Brookings an inclusive and welcoming community.