To reaffirm its commitment to racial and ethnic equality, the City of Bartow’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) will hold a Diversity Luncheon on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at noon.
“There are daily reminders to us all of how important this issue still is in America, and that promoting racial and ethnic equality and ending racism and discrimination requires awareness, commitment, and action,” said Gloria Washington, Chairman of the CRC. “This is an opportunity for Bartow to stand up and be counted in an ongoing effort to make sure our community fosters racial and ethnic equality and harmony.”
Special speaker for the luncheon is Dr. Alzo J Reddick, Sr., Retired Director of Defense Transition for the University of Central Florida. Dr. Reddick is a U.S. Army veteran and former member of the Florida House of Representatives. He was the first African American from the Orlando area elected to the House since the Reconstruction Era.
The annual Diversity Award will be presented to a business or organization and an individual at the luncheon. Nominations are being accepted for the award.
Tickets for the Diversity Luncheon are $12 each and may be purchased at the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. For more information, please call the Chamber at (863) 533-7125.