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The original item was published from 9/25/2019 9:11:48 AM to 10/15/2019 12:00:10 AM.

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: Public Invited to attend the Fall Diversity Potluck & Food Drive

The public is invited to attend a diversity potluck and food drive on Sunday, October 13, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center which is located on 22nd Avenue across from Wal-Mart.

What better way to celebrate the diversity of our growing community than by sharing the foods that remind us of our homes near and far? The potluck will feature dishes from an array of ethnic and international origins.

Those attending are asked to bring a food item (hotdish, salad, bread, or dessert) that is representative of their heritage. Table service, chicken, coffee, punch and water will be provided. Additionally, please bring a nonperishable donation for the local food pantry.

“Besides enjoying delicious food, the diversity potluck is an excellent way to learn about your fellow Brookings residents and their heritage” said Lawrence Novotny, a member of the Brookings Human Rights Commission, the sponsor of the diversity potluck.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in a diversity bingo game.

The mission of the Brookings Human Rights Commission (BHRC) is to improve human relations in the Brookings area by fighting discrimination through education and a complaint resolution procedure. The Commission seeks to protect the rights of and prevent and eliminate bias and discrimination against individuals or groups because of their sex, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, disability, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political affiliation, with respect to employment, labor union membership, housing accommodations, property rights, education, public accommodations or public services. The Commission promotes educational activities to make Brookings an inclusive and welcoming community.

For further information contact commission member Lawrence Novotny at 605-691-9129 or actup@brookings.net or humanrights@cityofbrookings.org.
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