Percent Complete: 100%
Start Date: 10/01/2018
End Date: 09/30/2019
Each year, the City promotes a number of events and programs to strengthen the ethnic, religious, and cultural bonds within the community. By focusing on diversity and respect, we become stronger as an inclusive community and add value to our lives through understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of others. These events and programs are designed to appeal to every segment of the population from students and teachers to families and businesses. In Fiscal Year 2019 the City anticipates hosting the following events.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations: Student Art & Literary Exhibits, Community Celebration, Business Luncheon, Diversity/Leadership Day for high school and middle school students, MLK Scholarship Program, MLK Golf Tournament, and a proposed MLK Monument Award to a resident or organization who exemplifies Dr. King’s teachings
- National Day of Prayer, hosted by The Clergy Coalition of Coral Springs & Parkland in partnership with the Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee
- International Day of Peace International Dinner Dance
In addition, diversity/sensitivity training programs, such as UniKids, UniTeens, and UniTown, are offered for elementary, middle, and high school students to raise awareness and respect for different cultures, religions, and disabilities, with special emphasis on antibullying.
MLK Celebrations were held the weekend of January 17 - 19th. A Student Art & Literary Exhibits contest drew more than 300 entries which were judged and awarded trophies at a Student Award Ceremony. This year a musical/drama was also offered at a low cost to the general public. On the official King Holiday, we hosted a Diversity/Leadership Day for high scho0l and middle school students. Approximately 200 students attended this program. MLK Golf Tournament was originally scheduled for October 25th but was postpone to March 8th due to the passing of our Mayor, Skip Campbell. Coral Springs Country Club hosted the event and 110 players were in attendance. The proceeds of this event go directly into the MLK Scholarship Fund.
Worldfest was celebrated on March 31st at the Sportsplex for the 13th year. This community event is intended to showcase the various cultures that abound in our area with music, entertainment, ethnic cuisine and arts/crafts for the young ones.
National Day of Prayer went as planned with the exception of CommuniTea which the City eliminated per the new Special Events guidelines.
International Dinner Dance took place September 28th. The event celebrated the Colombian culture with colorful performances and traditional Colombian cuisine. Nearly 400 guests attended for another successful event at the Coral Springs Marriott.
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