For 26 years, the annual Unity in the Community festival has been providing an opportunity for Spokane citizens to get to know and appreciate more about what makes each of us unique. The foundation of the event is embracing and celebrating diversity through the various acts on the main stage and through the Cultural Villages where children can learn more about culture and traditions. Now, more than ever, it is important to come together as a community to show support for one another while enjoying the activities with our families. Join us on Saturday, August 15, 2020, kicking off at 10:00 am at Spokane Riverfront Park until 4:00 pm.
In partnership with STCU and a team of dedicated volunteers put together this event to promote unity and inclusion. For UIC members, it is important to focus on bringing the community together to celebrate all the things that unite us rather than divide us, which is so well represented in this year’s theme, “NW Unity. Stronger Together”. Over the years the organizers of UIC have collected and donated more than 1,400 bags of school supplies for children in our community and have given away over 150 bicycle helmets. This year, believing fully that the key to our future is our children, we will be giving out a few educational books to ensure children get a more accurate lesson on history that includes triumphs of people of color. Once again,we invite everyone, kids and adults alike, to visit the Cultural Village and take an imaginary trip to another land, maybe even learn a phrase or two in another language.
The festival also features a health, youth, career/ education fair, as well as booths from different agencies and community resources. The youth area is very popular with attendees, and the Senior Area will provide information and resources to our seniors. We are grateful for our many sponsors that help make our event possible