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Diversity Month

Diversity Month
August 1 - August 31, 2021

Join the Elk Grove Diversity and Inclusion Commission and the City of Elk Grove fort Diversity Month!  More information to come including celebrations centered around entertainment, food, culture art and more!   In the meantime, please check out all of the ways we celebrated our diversity last August. We hope you learn something new, experience a new culture, explore a new faith tradition and more, but most importantly, honor what brings us all together - our differences. Continue your cultural immersion and check out all of the educational and informational links below.

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Faith

Learn about the rich and the diverse faith communities of Elk Grove, their varied theological and spiritual traditions and their wisdoms. Please take an opportunity to appreciate the unity in the diversity of faith groups and learn of their collective goal to build a just and a more caring society.

Birds  

Explore Different Faiths

Dance

An opportunity to learn how Elk Grove’s diverse ethnic communities express their respective cultural values and traditions through dance forms. Enjoy the richness of the music, the exotic rhythmic body movements and the brilliance of costumes as they all combine to communicate their heritage.

garba raas  

Cultural Dance Performances

Cooking

Culinary delights, taste and flavors in food vary from one country to another, from one region to another, from one ethnic group to another and often varies within an ethnic group. Learn the art and the craft of cooking from chefs who have delighted the taste-buds of people from all around the world.

Spices  

Learn to Cook Cultural Dishes

Self Discipline

Inner peace appears to be a rare commodity these days. Cultural groups from around the world, from the onset of their histories, have offered solutions to finding inner peace whether through practicing yoga, meditation or through mastering one’s self control through martial arts. Observe and learn from the ancient traditions on techniques of achieving inner peace.

Martial Arts   

Ways to Self-Reflect

  • Filipino Martial Arts (Eskrima) Learn and master a unique art form from the Philippines. You'll develop self-confidence, self-control, awareness, character development, fitness and self-defense skills. Eskrima is a complete Martial Art and is known for lightning-fast movements utilizing weapons, empty hand trapping, strikes, kicking techniques, as well as takedowns and locks.
  • Tai Chi
  • Take a walk for peace at the Morse Park Labyrinth
    Unlike a maze with alternative pathways, a labyrinth has a single pathway to reach destinations and do some reflection on the things that bring us together. The walk, which can be taken anytime in this public setting, presents a way for community members to gain a better understanding of this amenity, and walk with specific intentions.
    Morse Park
    5540 Bellaterra Drive, Elk Grove
    More information on how to enjoy a labyrinth
Art

Arts and crafts are a universal language that connects us all. Through unique representations of our respective cultural symbols, we come to share our common humanity.

  

World Renowned Artist David Garibaldi Performance

 

More Arts & Crafts

Music

Music is a universal language that represents the rich cultural traditions from all around the world. Its beginnings can be traced to religious rituals and celebrations and now, it has evolved into a billion dollar entertainment industry. The variations in tonality, compositional structures and instrumentation are deeply rooted in the unique cultural expressions of its people. Learn and enjoy music from around the world.

Drums

Worldly Sounds

Tutorials

Learn the diverse lifestyles from around the world, including cultural wardrobes and language traditions.

Learn About Cultural Traditions

Kids

Children around the world may have different skin colors, speak different language, may be separated by high mountain and wide oceans, but there is so much they share. Through songs, music, play and stories, children learn that it is ok to be different and be the same.

  Fun Things for Kids to Explore Resources

The Sacramento Public Library and other community organizations offer resources for all age groups on understanding diversity, inclusion, and ways we may work together to creating a just, caring, equitable and a more humane society.

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