Celebrate diversity and inclusion during the 2022 Diversity Walk

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On Saturday, August 27, Terre Haute and surrounding communities will come together to celebrate diversity and inclusion during the eighth annual Diversity Walk.

The Diversity Walk is a free event in downtown Terre Haute that welcomes all people of varying ages, races, creeds, colors, orientations, and abilities. 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 6th and Ohio, in the First Financial Bank parking lot, in downtown Terre Haute. Registration will open at 9 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Following the walk, participants are invited to stay for a brief program and an opportunity to come together in unity to celebrate the differences that make our community stronger. Over the past seven years, thousands have attended this important event, and the hope is that the 2022 event is even bigger than ever before.

WHAT: 8th Annual Diversity Walk

WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2022

  • 9 a.m. – On-site registration & T-shirt pickup
  • 9:45 a.m. – Opening Remarks
  • 10:00 a.m. – Walk Begins

WHERE: Downtown Terre Haute, 7th Street and Wabash Avenue

REGISTER: Registration is FREE and includes a T-shirt. Register online at www.diversitywalk.org.

You can register as an individual participant, and we have a new team registration option as well. Forming or joining a team is a great way to experience an event! The camaraderie and support you’ll feel from the rest of your team is like no other. By forming a team during the registration process, you will become the designated team captain and will be in charge of rallying your team for the big day!

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 5,000 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.

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