Community Celebrating Diversity - CCD
CCD’s mission is to enhance the perception and understanding of diversity, provide opportunities for citizens to recognize our similarities and to acknowledge our differences, and seek respect for the values of others and the oneness of humanity.
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CCD participates in numerous programs and events to promote and celebrate diversity. Some programs include co-hosting the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, collaborating with Scottsdale Community College, Health World and Henkel to conduct diversity programs for the children of the community and more.
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9000 E Chaparral Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
ANNUAL MLK DINNER
The evolution of the MLK Dinner was initiated by CCD’s founding member, Sandra Rembrandt. Ms. Rembrandt’s vision was for Scottsdale to host its own Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. In the early 1990’s, members from across the valley traveled to Phoenix to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday. Ms. Rembrandt had a passion for Dr. King’s legacy and felt citizens from the Scottsdale community would take pride in hosting a celebration in its own community. Today, Scottsdale’s celebration serves as a signature celebration for the entire valley that includes national renowned speakers representing a myriad of diversity perspectives honoring the history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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MLK Dinner Celebration:
If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend this year's MLK Celebration Dinner, you can still enjoy the program by
watching it here
Tuesday January 9, 2018
5:00pm | Registration/Reception
6:00pm | Doors Open
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 East McCormick Parkway
Scottsdale AZ, 85258
2018 Featured Speaker
Ken E. Nwadike Jr. headlines the 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration.
Ken E. Nwadike Jr.
Ken E. Nwadike Jr. is a peace activist popularly known as the Free Hugs Guy, founder of the Free Hugs Project. His courageous work as a peace activist is helping to heal and narrow the social, political and racial divide that currently exists throughout our country. His energy, spirit, passion and love is changing individual behaviors and group interactions for the better.
Ken has received numerous awards from law enforcement agencies and community groups for his peacekeeping efforts of de-escalating intense confrontations on the front-lines of riots and protests. He inspires individuals to be more supportive and respectful towards one another. His work promotes restoring civility in America to improve the way we treat our families, coworkers, and people within our communities.
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