The Institute for the Healing of Racism and other local organizations are planning events on the theme "Color Me Human, Raising the First Generation Free of Prejudice," July 4-11.
Some of the events are festive and will allow participants to appreciate the various cultures and beauty of our differences as humans. There will also be performances and seminars to educate about ways to work together to achieve a more peaceful and just society for all ethnic groups.This is the fourth year for the celebration of diversity.
Saturday, July 4, will feature a parade and Color Me Human performances in Park City.
Sunday, July 5, has been set aside as a day to pray for the unity of mankind.
Tuesday, July 7, includes performances at the Children's Museum, 840 N. 300 West, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8, is Raging Waters Day, 1200 W. 1700 South. It includes performances all afternoon and a discounted $8.95 entrance fee by mentioning Color Me Human.
Thursday, July 9, features a youth/adult dialogue from 1 to 5 p.m. on the topic of race reality in schools. A summary of the ideas and plans from the session will be sent to all local schools and community councils. The dialogue will take place at Horizonte Instruction and Training Center, 1234 S. Main.
That night, Horizonte will be the site of a cultural fiesta at 7 p.m., including music, dance and drama.
Friday, July 10, is Salt Lake City International Youth Service Day in conjunction with the PeaceTrees Project at Jordan River Parkway, 1700 S. 1450 West, from noon to 5 p.m., followed by a peace and unity picnic with performances, a plague dedication for the Peace Roses and prayers for peace in the park's southwest pavilion, 1060 S. 900 West.
The week's activities end with a World Fest from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 11. It features music and dance from around the world, food and arts and craft booths. The location is the Liberty Park northeast Rice Pavilion.
For more information about the events, call 485-5824.