|9th Annual Diversity Day Celebration!
This April we celebrated the 9th annual Diversity Day celebration with one of our favorite programs yet! Did you miss it, or want to go back? Below are the highlights from our night! Cheers to another year of celebrating diversity and youth leadership in Montana.
Diversity Day History:
On April 12, 2010, Empower Montana’s youth leaders launched the Diversity Day Celebration in response to rising controversy and LGBTQ discrimination surrounding the City’s then-proposed anti-discrimination ordinance. Mayor John Engen officially declared April 12 as Diversity Day in Missoula, and the event was credited for playing a key role in influencing the following day’s landmark City Council vote to extend non-discrimination protection to Missoula’s LGBTQ community. We continue to honor the hard work of the youth that first year by celebrating Diversity Day, a youth-led event, each year in recognition of all that makes our community unique.