The Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council (TCD&IC) is a BIPOC-led nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Tri-Cities and surrounding area. In addition to advocating for marginalized members of the community, providing DEI training and educational resources to local businesses, and hosting neighborhood events to build cultural awareness, the TCD&IC also focuses on empowering people of color through economic mobility and entrepreneurship.
PASCO, Wash. — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the Tri-Cities Diversity and Inclusion Council hosted its third annual resource distribution event on the MLK Day of Service. It was a drive-through style of event where people could come through and pick up what they needed.
Pasco Wash. — The Tri-Cities Diversity and Inclusion Council are using the MLK Day of Service to provide food and essential items to thousands today.
KENNEWICK, Wash. –
Tri-Cities Diversity and Inclusivity council put on a celebration of diversity on Saturday.
The council saw a need for this event in the community, hoping to bring people from different communities together to see what cultures could be right around the corner.
On August 6th, 2022 the Tri-Cities Diversity and Inclusion Council will be holding their 2nd annual Celebration of Community, Diversity & Culture at Columbia Park in Kennewick.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Tri-Cities Diversity and Inclusion Council, or TCD&IC, hosts the ‘Celebration of Community, Diversity and Culture’ event. It will be at Columbia Park Saturday, August 6 from 12 to 8 p.m.
The 2nd Annual Celebration of Community, Diversity & Culture” will be held this weekend August 6th from 12 to 8 p.m. in Kennewick.
The last few decades has changed the region into a more beautiful, diverse, and inclusive place says Lynn Carlson. She serves on the board for the Tri-Cities Diversity and Inclusion Council:
“Diversity is a natural thing and it is to be embraced and celebrated… lots of nationalities lots of origins and ethnicities, lots of religions gender expressions and sexual orientations…our region is already quite diverse”
Why should the Tri-Cities care about what you do?
Tri-Cities residents should care about what the council does because, ultimately, we are here to serve this community. There is not one person in our community who cannot benefit from what the council has to offer. We not only focus on supporting folks from historically underrepresented and under-resourced communities, but we also act as a bridge to close cross-cultural gaps and unite all members of the Tri-Cities.
The Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council (TCD&IC) is offering four $2,000 scholarships for three high school seniors and one college student.
“Love is the first priority. We have to lead with a heart of love.”–Naima Chambers
“We were impressed by her ability to get others engaged in the conversation around equity, diversity and inclusion in a way that allows our entire community to be strengthened,” said Jay Frank, CBC’s assistant vice president of communications and external relations.
The food-drive had a plethora of volunteers handing out food, groceries, baby items, blankets, emergency items, children’s books on diversity and social justice, and so much more. All items were for free as cars lined up all around the CBC parking lot.
“We want to serve our community and that’s what Dr. King also encouraged. He especially encouraged us to empower and lift up marginalized, neglected, and underserved communities.” –Naima Chambers.
“We’re not checking for ID. We are not checking for citizenship status; we’re not checking for any of those things. If you need food, come out and get it,” said the Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion CEO Naima Chambers-Smith.
“Taking a moment to just appreciate everybody’s culture and just see the beauty in the difference that we have. That’s hopefully the biggest takeaway.” –Vanessa Wertz, TCD&IC Treasurer.
“Our event is to celebrate culture and diversity and unity within our community,” organizer Irving Brown said. “We’ve been very intentional inviting out different ethnic backgrounds, different groups, different cultures, to bring their historical experience over to us.”