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NEWS: Race Relations Council Marks 10th Anniversary
On Sunday, September 13, 2009, the Race Relations Council of Southwest Michigan celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Citadel Dance and Music Center, located in the Benton Harbor Arts District at 91 Hinkley St. The program, which began at 3:30 pm, included a review of the Council's work during its first 10 years, along with entertainment by vocalists Jolita Burton and Josh Scheid, and light hors d' oeuvres.
In March, 2009, the Race Relations collaborated with the Calling All Colors Program to present the second annual Price is Right event. This local version of the popular television game show provides an exciting and fun-filled opportunity for people to come together in support of the innovative racial diversity programs of these two organizations.
The Work of the Race Relations Council has been underway for the past decade. As members of the Council look back at what has transpired during the last ten years, it is apparent that while much has been accomplished, much is yet to be done. Recognition of the contributions made by dozens of community members throughout the area has been given. Many individuals from every walk of life have added to the quality of life through their efforts to do what they can to make our area a better place. The many issues reviewed by the Council could well include a look understanding our place in history as it is being shaped on a daily basis. Members of the Council are always seeking ways to increase knowledge through thoughtful discussion, research and analysis. As the Race Relations Council celebrates its 10th anniversary year, a new era in race relations is beginning. The future is promising, but many challenges remain. As Southwest Michigan moves forward during the next ten years, the Race Relations Council will continue to pursue its mission, promoting racial equality and racial healing throughout Southwest Michigan.