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Posted on: August 31, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 30th Annual Race Unity Day Rally - Sunday, September 12, 2021

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The CommUNITY Diversity Group will hold its 30th Annual Race Unity Day Rally (PDF)  on Sunday, September 12, 2021 beginning at 3:00 p.m.  This day has been proclaimed as "Race Unity Day" (PDF) by the Village of La Grange. The annual event is intended to bring the community together to recognize its diversity and to celebrate the Village’s rich history and contributions made by all of its residents.

The CommUNITY Diversity Group also invites the community to the 2021 Summer Read Book Discussion on "Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson, on either Tuesday, August 31 (LINK) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. or Tuesday, September 14 (LINK) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.. Please register for the book discussion in advance by clicking on the date of your choosing.  

Additional Diversity Days events include the screening and discussion of the documentary "13th" at the La Grange Public Library on Friday, September 10 at 5:30 p.m.  as well as Diversity Story Time at the La Grange Public Library on Friday, September 11 at 10:30 a.m. Further information about the 2021 Diversity Days in La Grange can be found here (LINK)

For decades, the Village and Police Department have worked in partnership with the Community Diversity Group (LINK) to discuss opportunities to strengthen community relationships, and enhance awareness that all humanity belongs to one family, to fight prejudice wherever it is found, and to assure that all persons have equal opportunities regardless of their race. 

The Village of La Grange and the La Grange Police Department have a commitment to serving every member of our community with integrity, professionalism and equity – no matter their race, religion, orientation or housing status.  The Village’s website (LINK) includes information and Frequently Asked Questions regarding its Commitment to Community, Commitment to Equitable Treatment and Commitment to Diversity.

For more information please visit the CommUNITY Diversity Group website at: (LINK) or the Village of La Grange website (LINK).

Per current Illinois Department of Public Health and Cook County requirements, masks must be worn in the Village Hall and Auditorium, regardless of vaccination status.

Diversity Days in La Grange Flyer 2021 (PDF)

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