National Diversity Day Brings People Together

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  • (1888PressRelease) August 18, 2011 - National Diversity Day is Coming Quickly, Are you Ready for it?

    National Diversity Day (NDD) will be here in less than two months, so now is the time to start making plans.
    National Diversity Day is on the first Friday in October (Diversity Awareness Month); this year it falls on October 7, 2011. This celebration has been officially listed in Chase's Calendar of Events for the last 6 years.

    National Diversity Day was established to provide a day to celebrate and embrace who we are, despite our differences, no matter what race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or disability. A day to reflect on and learn about different cultures and ideologies. A day to vow acceptance and tolerance. A day to consciously address these areas at educational and religious institutions, as well as in the workplace and at home.

    Now is the time for you to join in on the celebrations. The ways to celebrate the day are endless and you can do it anywhere. At home, at work, at school, or in your place of worship are all wonderful places to celebrate at. Below are some ideas of things you can do to celebrate National Diversity Day

    Invite speakers from different backgrounds to speak to your group about their traditions, or the challenges they have faced related to diversity
    Host a celebration or festival that brings together different ethnic group to celebrate the day. Have everyone bring something related to their own culture.
    Rent movies that deal with diverse topics, such as "Hotel Rwanda," "Crash," or "Not in My Town," and follow them up with small group discussions to promote positive responses towards change.
    Find storytellers who specialize in the folktales of specific cultures. Invite them to your classroom, place of worship, or work.
    Explore different cultures through art forms, poetry, music, crafts, traditional costumes, language, etc. Have an art show featuring local, diverse artists, or a poetry reading, or a concert.
    Display a photography exhibit of different cultures--could even feature the students/families or employees/families of your organization.
    Have a display or flag ceremony of different nations' flags representing the different ethnicities living in the US. would like to encourage you to share your National Diversity Day celebrations! Send your digital photos and descriptions of your event to post on their web site to Julie.parvis ( @ ) gmail dot com dot Be sure to include your contact information in case of questions dot If your events are open to the public in your area, send the event details in advance and they will post them on their site to help you promote it!

    For more information about National Diversity Day, see For more information about the products and services offered by, see their web site at The Embrace Diversity product line includes T-shirts, temporary tattoos, golf shirts, lapel pins, coffee mugs, denim shirts, twill shirts, tote bags and more, any of which would enhance your diversity day celebration. They also have a text book, Understanding Diversity in Today's Complex World.

    The mission of is: "To awaken the world to the wonders of all of our beautiful differences. To spread the awareness that all of us are the same in our desires for a good home, food, safety and the comfort of being accepted regardless of appearance and/or beliefs. With that awareness comes the joy of embracing all that others different from ourselves have to offer us in an endless number of ways!" Their slogan is: "Embrace Diversity, Embrace Our World."

    Contact: Julie Parvis
    Cell Phone: 612-306-1472
    Email: Julie.parvis ( @ ) gmail dot com

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