Diverse Communities in Action Movement is about a group of people, working together to advance shared social and political ideals. Our goal is to improve our communities and develop cultural awareness through informed efforts of our youth and young adults to increase their civic involvement to change the narrative about their diverse communities.
This is the first of a series of multicultural movements. Juneteenth, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19th, 1865 emancipation announcement of African-American slaves’ in southern American confederate states. Diverse Communities in Action Movement will host a Juneteenth Commemoration with a Cultural Walk, Symposium, and Cultural Expo.
WHEN: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 (7am-6:00 pm) SITE: Crenshaw District – TBD TICKETS: Free admission and participation EXHIBITOR: Vendor fees vary – See Exhibitor Contracts T-SHIRTS: T-Shirts and Movement memorabilia fees will vary INFO: Contact Dr. Ruffin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Walkers will assemble at 8:00 a.m. in the morning at Leimert Park to register for a community Walk called “In My Shoes™.” (Walk will start at 9:00am sharp)
During the “In My Shoes™” Community Walk (approximately 2.6 miles one way; 5.2 miles in total is estimated to take 108 minutes or 1 hour 48 minutes for the average walker). The walkers will have a chance to record their thoughts and/or take pictures of their experience for follow-up. “In My Shoes™” focus groups will dialogue immediately after the community walk.
Prior to the “In My Shoes™” focus groups, a panel of speakers will share insight on various topics impacting the community. At this time the plan for the next steps will be detailed. The next steps consist of galvanizing the movement across all urban communities. Opening platforms to have “In My Shoes™” discussions about location issues and its impact on the residents there. This will be a quarterly initiative.
One hour breakout sessions will take place. (Approximately 11:30 am-12:30 pm)
Each “In My Shoes™” focus group will consist of 30 people and a trained moderator to facilitate semi-structured dialogue. (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm focus groups/breakout session)
Juneteenth Festival and vendor fair is open to the public from 11am – 6pm
Los Angeles, California
Diverse Communities In Action Movement