The Multicultural Council is thrilled to present the 8th annual Day of Inclusion on Saturday, December 8, 2018  from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Community Center in Riverside.  This year’s theme is “Memories of Migration:  Diverse Journeys.”  This is a broad and exciting theme.  The Multi-Cultural Council wants the December 8th program to “kick off” the theme of migration and immigration to the Inland region.  The Inlandia Institute and Riverside Art Museum are serving as Day of Inclusion co-sponsors this year.  Inlandia  facilitated a writing workshop on September 30th using inspirations by the Tlatilco exhibition.  On November 18th, Inlandia will present a workshop focusing on Codex Rodriguez-Mondragon and Refugee Stories as a spark for writing migration stories. We hope there will be more such examples of collaboration.

The Keynote Speaker is Karthick Ramakrishnan.  He is a professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside and a founding director of the Center for Social Innovation. He is a board member of the California Endowment and  the Chair of the California Commission on APIA (Asian and Pacific Islander Americans) Affairs.

In 2009, California Assembly member Mike Eng authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 76 designating December 17 as the “Day of Inclusion in the state of California to remember, learn from and celebrate our diverse immigrant heritage.  Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey has committed to proclaim December 17, 2018, as the Day of Inclusion in Riverside.

This event is free and family-friendly.  Light refreshments and crafts will also be available.  Please join us for this very special and timely event.