Diversity Pledge

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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.
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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.

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Diversity Pledge
I Pledge: Peace, Love, Friendship, Unity, Acceptance, Tolerance and Respect For Elk Grove.
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August 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 FREE activities and events.

Kite Making Workshop
Saturday, August 5, 1 to 3 p.m.
Franklin Community Library
10055 Franklin High Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757
Limited to 30 children; ages 5-11

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 for school age children from 5 to 11. Registration is required at www.saclibrary.org.

Color-Me-Mine Ceramics Workshop
Saturday, August 12, 10 to 11 a.m.
7440 Laguna Blvd Ste #100
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Limited to 30 children; ages 5-11

Art is a universal language that connects us all. Join Color Me Mine for this special FREE 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 30 participants. Register at elkgrove.colormemine.com or call 916.714.4943

Teeyan Festival
Sunday, August 13, 1 to 6:30 p.m.
Elk Grove Regional Park
9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road,
Elk Grove, CA 95624

Teeyan is the Punjabi name of the festival of Teej which is celebrated in states of Punjab India. Join in this free festival dedicated to the onset of the monsoons and honors women including mothers daughters and sisters. Women perform Teej rituals, sing and dance. Presented by the Golden State Punjabi Club.

Taste of Diversity Day at the Farmers Market
Sunday, August 20, 8 a.m. to Noon
Old Town Plaza
9615 Railroad Street
Elk Grove, CA 95624

Celebrate the cultural flavors of our community with a special day at the Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market. Experience cooking demonstrations and entertainment from across the globe while you shop for ingredients to spice up your table. Free admission and parking.
    Labyrinth Walk for Peace and Understanding
Sunday, August 20, 5:30 p.m.
Morse Park Labyrinth
5540 Bellaterra Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95757

Labyrinths have been used in many cultures throughout history as a means of seeking wholeness, peace and connection with the sacred. Join us at the Morse Park labyrinth as we walk the sacred path together, expressing our desire for unity, an end to hatred and violence and a deeper understanding between us all.

Multicultural Storytime
Tuesday, August 22, 10:00 a.m. (Preschool Storytime)
Wednesday, August 23, 10:00 a.m. (Toddler Storytime),
11:00 a.m. (Baby Storytime)
Franklin Community Library
10055 Franklin High Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757

Join us at the Franklin Community Library for 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.

6th annual Elk Grove Multicultural Festival
Saturday, August 26
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Elk Grove Regional Park
9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road,
Elk Grove, CA 95624

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.


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