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Posted on: September 26, 2014

[ARCHIVED] PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND THE FALL DIVERSITY POTLUCK & FOOD DRIVE – OCTOBER 19TH

The public is invited to attend a diversity potluck and food drive on Sunday, October 19, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center which is located on 22nd Avenue across from Wal-Mart.

What better way to celebrate the diversity of our growing community than by sharing the foods that remind us of our homes near and far? The potluck will feature dishes from an array of ethnic and international origins. Holly Tilton Byrne will present about local foods in South Dakota. The evening is an opportunity for members of the Brookings community and the SDSU student body to become acquainted.

“Besides enjoying delicious food, the diversity potluck is an excellent way to learn about your fellow Brookings residents and their heritage” said Lawrence Novotny, a member of the Brookings Human Rights Committee, the sponsor of the diversity potluck. The potluck is also sponsored by the SDSU Diversity, Equity & Community Office and part of the Campus & Community Common Read events.

Those attending are asked to bring a food item (hotdish, salad, bread, or dessert) that is representative of their heritage. SDSU students are not required to bring a food item. Table service, chicken, coffee and punch will be provided. Additionally, please bring a nonperishable donation for the local food pantry.

One of the main objectives of the Brookings Human Rights Committee is to provide educational programs on diversity that will make Brookings a more welcoming and accepting community. The Brookings Human Rights Committee also has the responsibility of investigating issues of discrimination as provided by City Ordinance.

For further information contact City Clerk Shari Thornes at (605) 692-6281 or sthornes@cityofbrookings.org or humanrights@cityofbrookings.org.

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