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Diversity Block Party
MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN - Last year, the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with Central Michigan University, surveyed 200 people in the Mt. Pleasant community to assess their views on racial relations in Mt. Pleasant.
Interestingly enough, while on the surface it appears that there is little indication there are racial problems in the Mt. Pleasant community, the under the surface there are racial tensions and the survey indicated there are three distinctive groups: the townspeople, Central Michigan University and the Isabella Reservation, where the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is based.
As the result of the survey, the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion and the Mt. Pleasant Youth for Social Justice are hosting a Diversity Block Party tomorrow, Friday, August 26th from 4 pm - 9 pm at the Island Park Pavilion.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will be sending artists to display their works of art.
There will be a dialogue circle that will discuss: What would make Mt. Pleasant a more inclusive community?
There will be special screening of the movie "Mt. Pleasant Community Speaks" at 8 pm.
posted August 25, 2011 6:50 am edt
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