AID Seattle is pleased to bring together a new coalition of organizations, Network for Unity (NU), invites local residents of Seattle for a friendly neighborhood walk from Bellevue’s Crossroads International Park on April 23rd 2017 at 2 PM. This 2-mile March For Unity is aimed at bringing individuals in the greater Seattle communities together across diverse identities in commitment to the concept of ‘unity across diversity’. This march provides a platform for residents to meet and walk with fellow neighbors who may look and identify differently than them. Such a simple act is perhaps the first step towards the hard work of harnessing our collective diversity to build an inclusive and just society. We believe that regardless of the political climate, cultivating a strong and supportive community is key for the welfare of our society. Hence this march is designed to be non-political and non-protest oriented, with the focus instead being the unity of our people across rich, vibrant and welcome diversity.
March for Unity welcomes the participation of all members of various identities across race, gender, sexuality, abilities, age, faith, place of origin and other identities, to walk with their neighbors. In the spirit of a strengths-based march, participants are respectfully requested to refrain from signs, posters or slogans that carry messaging against any individual, group or entity. Signs that highlight strengths and that are indicative of a commitment to the idea of ‘unity across diversity’ are welcome. NU will be hosting a sign-making party prior to the march, and details can be found on their page Network For Unity or this event page.
This march lays the foundation for important work to be led by the NU, by way of its member-organizations, such as regular neighborhood gatherings, community projects and social justice workshops that promote self awareness and authentic dialogue, towards a shared vision for cultivating conscious solidarity and allyship in our neighborhoods. For more information about the March and the Network for Unity and its growing list of member organizations, check out www.networkforunity.org.
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