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Diversity Council: Lift Every Voice Poetry Reading

Celebrating MLK through Music and Art
When Jan 19, 2020
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Canvas & Chardonnay 317 South Broadway Rochester, MN 55904
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The Poetry reading from 4-5 pm will be held, but the ticketed celebration following at 5:30 Sunday event has been postponed. 





Dear Friends and Supporters of Diversity Council, 

We are two weeks away from the Dr. Martin Luther King celebration weekend, and we hope you'll join us on Sunday, January 19th,  for an evening of poetry, art, and music! If you haven't heard, we are hosting a new community event and fundraiser in support of Diversity Council in 2020 at Canvas & Chardonnay, with KnuFunk headlining as our musical guests! 
We are seeking your support with three things:
  1. Promotion: Please see the attached flyer and share within your circles. Email it out ---- Print it and post it where it might create an impact! 
  2. Sponsorships: Our sponsorship levels are also attached. Again, please share and discuss with any local persons or businesses whom you think may be interested in supporting our inaugural year of this event. Your support in this area means so much, as this is our first time doing this, and it is early in the fiscal year. 
  3. Silent Auction Item donations: Can you put together a basket of items or donate an item that we could combine into another basket? Open to goods and services of all kinds! Bring them to our office and we'll box them up! 
Please see the attached documents and feel free to contact us with any questions! 
2020 will be a very busy year for us in today's political climate. Please show us some love by supporting this event! 

Amanda Nigon-Crowley, M.A., QMHP

Communications & Development Coordinator

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Diversity Council 

1130 1/2 7th Street NW Ste 204

Rochester, MN 55901



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About this Event

4-5 p.m. Contributors to our Youth Poetry Contest, grades 3 -12, will read their entries, followed by refreshments. (Free & open to the public.)

5:30 p.m. Ticketed Event with: Live art by Paintress Arianna Zagar, food by Chef Jametta Raspberry of House of Gristle, Music by Judah Zoe and KnuFunk, and a gratitude auction with fantastic items. (Tickets $24.00 each.)


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