Diversity Week Celebrates Our Differences
Prince George, B.C. – Diversity Week returns for its second year in Prince George later this month.
Organizer Shawn Peters says the purpose of the week long event is to “raise awareness about our differences.”
He breaks down those differences into five key areas:
Peters says Diversity Week runs from April 27-30 in PG high schools (May 4-7 in McBride & Fort St. James) and notes if last year is any indication, then this year should be another success.
“Last time students had a total blast. We had 200 to 300 people coming to the tables over lunch hour.”
He says Diversity Week celebrations will feature five different activities including information booths, multi-cultural dances, fashion shows, and a Jeopardy style diversity game where kids have to answer questions to win prizes.
Peters says raising awareness through Diversity Week serves an important role in society.
“Bullying still exists in schools. Last year during prom celebrations people talked about racism still being an issue in schools.”
As a support to this month’s activities, he launched the I Stand campaign Wednesday, which helps raise the necessary funds ($1,000) to run Diversity Week.
Anyone interested in making a donation can do so by clicking here.