Get your walking shoes ready in celebration of cultural diversity at the Regional Unity Walk and Diversity Festival on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Join several Valley cities as they "Walk for Unity in our Community." The walk and festival are free. Registration is not required.
Families, community organizations, scout groups, school clubs and church groups are encouraged to participate. Walkers should arrive at their assembly points by 10 a.m. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants from Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix and Scottsdale will meet at the Town Lake Marina; those from Tempe, Guadalupe, and Mesa will meet at the Tempe Beach Park ampitheater.
Both walking routes are approximately one mile, and will end at the Tempe Beach Park. Walkers are encouraged to carry flags, signs or banners announcing their group's identity and promoting diversity. Each walker will receive a free t-shirt corresponding to their city.
The free festival, which will begin as walkers arrive and last until noon, will feature a welcome by dignitaries, entertainment, jump houses, and food. Transportation will be provided to bring walkers back to their assembly points. For more information, call 480-350-8979. Visit http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=2262 for a map to the assembly points.