CommUNITY Diversity Group

CommUNITY Diversity Group



About Us

The CommUNITY Diversity Group partners with community organizations to make our society work well for everyone!

This year, we are partnering with the schools and other organizations to host a monthly movie series "Expanding Our Circle: Enriching Our Lives" at Lyons Township Performing Arts Center Friday evenings. Jan 11: "The Long Shadow" (race relations), Feb 8: "The Year We Thought About Love" (LGBT Youth), Mar 1: "Miss Representation" (Women in the Media), April 12: "Don't Get Sick After June (Native Americans), May 10: "Accidental Courtesy" (Black Jazz Musician befriends KKK Members), generally 2nd Sat Jan thru May, with follow-up discussions.

We also host the annual Race Unity Rally the 2nd Sunday of Sept at Village Hall and a movie on a diversity topic the Friday prior at the La Grange Library. In May, we host a Scholarship dinner where scholarships are awarded to children up to 8th grade to attend a summer camp of their choice. (We solicit separate donations for this event. Children apply by mid April.)

We also support Caring Place for Kidz after-school program, The LeaderShop, Teens-In-Engineering (TIE), Community Equity for Minority Achievement (CEMA) and the Lacey-Hill Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Rep/Contact Info

Becky Lorentzen

La Grange photography © Bob Briskey