National Diversity Day

Welcome!  Thank you for the wonderful celebration on  October 5, National Diversity Day!

Our mission for this very important event is to highlight Valparaiso as a center for innovation!  Here are some pictures to highlight the event. 

With Mayor Costas celebrating National Diversity Day 2018 in Valparaiso, Indiana

Many thanks to the esteemed panelists:

Jeffrey Balon—Chief of Police, Valpo Police Dept.
 Maggie Clifton—Dir. of Community Engagement, City of Valpo
 Robert Cotton—City Councilman, City of Valpo
 Angie Hampton—Dir. of Human Resources at Porter Hospital
 Linda Hazelton—Former President, United for a Purpose
 Gregg Hertzlieb—Curator and Dir. of V.U. Brauer Museum
 Cicely Powell—Dir. of Culture and Student Services at VCS
 Aco Sikoski—Campus President, Ivy Tech in Valpo

“Diversity : the art of thinking independently, together” -Malcolm Forbes

An understanding that every individual is unique, as well as recognizing and embracing our own individuality.

These differences include age, gender, career, race, education, ethnicity, language, physical ability, sexual orientation, hobbies, income, political standpoint, ideologies, personality and expression.

Event Details:

Time – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location – Porter County Community Foundation, 1401 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Co-hosted with Family & Youth Services of Valparaiso