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h4. Our Mission Formed in 1994, the Walla Walla Diversity Coalition works to promote communication, respect, and understanding among all members of the human community. h4. Our Values The Walla Walla Diversity Coalition seeks to prevent discrimination against, and promotes cooperation among all members of the human community, regardless of culture, color, religion, gender, sexual identity, national or ethnic origin, age, handicap, or other differences.

Participation in the Walla Walla Diversity Coalition is open to agencies, organizations, businesses, and individuals of all national, racial, religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds interested in promoting unity as well as appreciation for diversity in our community.

Click on the meetings tab above for details on upcoming meetings. 

La Coalición de Diversidad de Walla Walla es formada de individuos y organizaciones dedicados a la unidad entre todo los miembros de la familia humana.

La coalición valora, promueve la cooperación entre todos los miembros de la comunidad humana, y se esfuerza en prevenir la discriminación contra ellos sin distinción de cultura, color, religión, género, identidad sexual, origen nacional o étnico, edad, discapacidad u otras diferencias. La coalición trabaja para promover la comunicación, el respeto y el entendimiento entre todos los miembros de la familia humana.

Para mas información: (509)520-3038 Se habla español.
 

Annual Events

The Coalition is the organizer of the following regular events:

  1. Multicultural Arts Festival, Third Sunday in June, Pioneer Park, Walla Walla.  Booth space available.
  2. Freedom from Discrimination Month in the Walla Walla Valley each October, featuring a month-long calendar of events.
  3. Diversity Coaltion Entry, Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Parade, honoring unity and diversity. 
  4. Monthly Coalition Meetings open to the public, including agenda time for any new concerns regarding ethnic or cultural relations in our community which may be presented by any member of the public.

 

Initial Years, 1994-2001 by Daniel N. Clark

For over 35 years, Race Unity Day had been observed by Baha’is and their friends in the United States and in other countries on the second Sunday in June.

In 1992, I saw a small article in the paper about a Race Unity Day celebration in Walla Walla’s Jefferson Park in the west end, and drove by but didn’t see anyone there.

WW Diversity Coalition's Annual Multicultural Arts Festival

Every year on the third Sunday in June, the Diversity Day Multicultural Arts Festival celebrates the diversity in the Walla Walla area. If you have any questions about our event, would like to partisapate or you are interested in doing more with the Walla Walla Diversity Coalition, please call Annie Capestany, Event Chair at (509) 525-8602.

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