Thank you if you came to the Diversity Walk on June 15 in-spite of the weather. Thank you, too, if you couldn’t make it out but were with us in spirit! The weather may have hindered our walk, but it will never hinder our commitment to diversity and inclusion! We have rescheduled this walk for this Saturday, June 22 (same time and same place), and we will come together -- rain or shine! If you have already registered and have picked up your shirt, please plan to wear it to the walk on June 22. If you have not picked up your shirt, we will have early pick-up times at Hamilton Center's Employment Solutions building, 1616 Wabash Ave., on Thursday, June 20, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you have not registered, or if you know someone who would like to register, we will be accepting online pre-registrations until Noon on Friday, June 21, and you can also register the day of the event. Please note, shirts are limited. Those who pre-register online will have their shirt orders fulfilled first and those who register on the day of the event will receive shirts on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope to see you on Saturday!
On June 22, Terre Haute and surrounding communities will come together to celebrate diversity and inclusion during the fifth annual Diversity Walk.
The Diversity Walk, sponsored by Hamilton Center, Inc., is a free event in downtown Terre Haute that welcomes all people of varying ages, races, creeds, colors, orientations, and physical limitations. Join us as we “Walk the Walk” to unify our community and spread messages of respect and acceptance.
The 1.5-mile walk will begin and end at the corner of 7th Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute. Registration will open at 8 a.m., and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. The committee is also working on transportation options to assist those individuals with mobility restrictions who wish to participate in the walk.
Following the walk, participants are invited to stay for food, music, and an opportunity to come together in unity to celebrate the differences that make our community stronger. More than 3,000 people attended the walk in 2018, and we hope to make the 2019 event even bigger and better.
WHAT: 5th Annual Diversity Walk
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2019
WHERE: Downtown Terre Haute, 7th Street and Wabash Avenue
REGISTER: Registration is FREE and includes a T-shirt, food, drinks and music.
The Diversity Walk brings together a diverse group of people to break down barriers, build relationships and show what’s possible with the right access, opportunities and support. Together, we “Walk the Walk” and celebrate the strides we’re taking to educate the community about the value of diversity and inclusion and the positive impact that it could have on our region’s socio-economic strength and quality of life for all.
About the Diversity Walk
The Diversity Walk was originally conceived in 2014 as part of a community-wide Terre Haute Tomorrow initiative. Melvin L. Burks, CEO of Hamilton Center, Inc., served as the chair of the Terre Haute Tomorrow Diversity/Socio-economic Committee, and the theme for the Committee was “building relationships and enhancing trust.” The Committee focused its efforts on finding ways to educate the community about diversity and inclusion and the positive impact that it could have on our region’s socio-economic strength and quality of life for all. The Diversity Walk was created as a result of these efforts, and it has grown to include more than 3,000 participants. Hamilton Center Inc., with a group of many dedicated community leaders meet throughout the year to plan the event, raise awareness, and help make diversity and inclusion a strategic priority for Terre Haute’s tomorrow. For more information about the Diversity Walk, visit www.diversitywalk.org.