Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion During the 2019 Diversity Walk.

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On June 15, 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 currently working on transportation options for 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 15, 2019

  • 8 a.m. – On-site registration & T-shirt pickup
  • 9:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks
  • 9:30 a.m. – Walk Begins

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

REGISTER:  Registration is FREE and includes a T-shirt, food, drinks and music.

Register online at www.diversitywalk.org.


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.

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”

Anne Frank


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