Celebration of Unity
Each January, the City of Chandler holds a series of events to honor our community's heritage and diversity, along with the spirit and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the civil rights movement.
Announcing the 2014 Celebration of Unity events!
CREATIVE EXPRESSION COMPETITION
The Competition is open to all students living or attending school in Chandler. Students are encouraged to enter the competition in either of the following categories: Performance, Writing and Visual Art.
This year’s theme is: “Connect Globally. Thrive Locally” United Through Friendship
Dead line for submitting entries is: Friday, November 15 - THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED FOR JUDGING.
In conjunction with Chandler Sister Cities Organization who is also conducting a Writing and Visual Art Competition - those who are finalists in the Creative Expression Competition will also be entered in the Sister Cities Competition. However, to be eligible to be entered in the Sister Cities Competition, writing entries can only be 500 words long, art entries can only be 2-dimensional and you must be between the ages of 13-18. Please remember this criteria if you are entering the Creative Expression Competition for double the chances to be a Competition winner! Visit www.chandlerirish.org for more information.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Chandler Center for the Arts – 250 N. Arizona Ave.
Imagine discovering you are not the person you thought you were. That you have a family, a history, an ethnicity you never knew. How would this discovery impact your life, the lives of those around you; your vision of yourself and society?
This was the reality of actor, teacher and writer Michael Fosberg, who after growing up in a middle-class white family, discovered that he is African American. Fosberg will bring his compelling story to Arizona in a performance of his one-man autobiographical play, Incognito.
Tickets at $10 ea and can be purchased by calling the Center for the Arts Box Office at 480-782-2680.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
CHANDLER MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Chandler Public Library Courtyard - 22 S. Delaware St.
Chandler’s 19th Annual Multicultural Festival is a FREE event that highlights the cultural diversity of our community through music, dance, art, storytelling children’s area and more. Visit the Multicultural Festival website for additional event information.
If you would like more information on any of these events, please call 480-782-2214. Chandler's Celebration of Unity events are hosted by the City of Chandler Diversity Office, Chandler Human Relations Commission, and the Celebration of Unity Planning Committee.