Statement as issued Wednesday:
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The City of Fort Wayne Human Resources and Allen County Human Resources divisions and Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission are inviting the public to participate in a celebration of National Diversity Day on Friday, Oct. 5th. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the lobby of the Rousseau Centre (the former City-County Building), 1 E. Main St.
The event will feature a special presentation, beginning at 12 p.m., with remarks by Deputy Mayor Mark Becker; Allen County Commissioners Linda Bloom, Therese Brown and Nelson Peters, and a keynote speech by Kenneth C. Christmon, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at IPFW. The observance coincides with National Diversity Day – which celebrates diversity and provides a forum to learn about different cultures and ideologies.
The celebration will give City and County departments, councils or committees an opportunity to showcase their efforts to emphasize diversity and inclusion in the local community. Among the entities included are the Fort Wayne Police Department; Allen County Sheriff’s Department; Fort Wayne Fire Department; the City of Fort Wayne’s Diversity Advisory Council; Allen County Parks and the City and County Human Resources divisions.