September is our Mayor’s Diversity Month and September 25th is the Diversity Awards banquet at the Hilton in downtown Anchorage. Unfortunately, Mayor Sullivan is uncomfortable with the term “diversity” and has changed the name to the “Unity” Awards Banquet and celebration. The mayor has stated publicly that he does not celebrate the ways in which we are all different, but rather, the ways in which we are the same.
Some of us do not feel celebrated at all, and are organizing a true diversity celebration on the same night. We have rented the Snow Goose (September 25th, doors will open at 7pm and festivities begin at 7:30pm). We wish it to be as diverse and multi-cultural as possible and much more fun than whatever will occur at the Hilton. And while the “Unity” Dinner will feature a silent auction and cost the small price of $60 a ticket… Ours will be only $10 (just to cover costs) and is quickly filling up with local performers, an awards ceremony, and guest speakers including Assemblywoman Elvi Gray-Jackson, Diane Benson, and a keynote speech from Shannyn Moore!
It will be a great night, after what has been a rough summer for many in our Alaskan family.
Now we need you to figure out who gets the awards! Nominations begin now! Head over to our voting page for details.
So tell your friends! Spread this around! And we’ll see you on the 25th!
Advance tickets are now available for sale at Borders Books & Music!
(Sorry, cash or check only.)