Introduction and Events
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Upcoming Events - for more information, please contact Kevin Henry at email@example.com .
"Shift Paradigm" - Free Screening, October 16, 7 p.m., Bellevue Downtown Library, 1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue WA. Speaker Gregory D. Marks will talk about being homeless and a recovering drug addict (12 years clean, no relapses), and who he is today - a successful actor, filmmaker and community advocate. Greg will screen his short film, "Shift Paradigm," and talk about his movement, Right Now Today, which focuses on uniting diverse communities to do meaningful work and make a difference in today's society. "Shift Paradigm" is the moving story of two people who help each other overcome personal tragedies. This event is free, but reservations are recommended. RSVP to Kevin Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-452-7886. View Shift Paradigm's Facebook page.
View photo gallery of Bellevue's diversity events.
Bellevue Diversity Initiative - The City of Bellevue has launched the Bellevue Diversity Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to study and recommend actions that the City and other members of the community can take to put the positive power of diversity to work for Bellevue. Please read the draft plan or summary, and let us know what you think:
The Bellevue Diversity Initiative has also produced an eight-minute video that outlines the city's plan to engage the community and address the pertinent issues related to diversity in Bellevue. video.
To comment on the draft plan or learn more about the Diversity Initiative, please contact Kevin Henry - email@example.com or 425-452-7886.
Video (one hour) - The recent Community Unity Building Forum discussed issues of harassment and hate crimes, and how communities can address these problems. This video features Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo and Warren Read, author of The Lyncher in Me. Read talks about the causes for this kind of behavior, and Chief Pillo explains the laws regarding malicious harassment and hate crimes, and how the police can be a resource for the community. For more information, contact Kevin Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alan Lai, from the Chinese Information and Service Center,
delivers a presentation on scams targeting immigrants at a recent crime prevention forum.
Voice of Diversity Television Program - The stories presented here offer a colorful look at the rich cultural diversity in Bellevue. This program features segments on art in Bellevue, a Black History exhibit, Bhangra music from India and artists from Russia and Japan displaying their talent.
Bellevue's Cultural Diversity Program, sponsored by the Parks & Community Services Department, is designed to meet the needs of Bellevue's growing diverse community in a multitude of ways.
Parks & Community Services
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Kevin Henry
1993 Cultural Diversity Task Force Report