|Celebration of Unity
Each January, the City of Chandler holds a series of events to honor our community's heritage and diversity, along with the spirit, ideals, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the civil rights movement.
We would like to invite you to become a part of Chandler’s Annual Celebration of Unity events scheduled for the month of January 2016. As a joint collaboration between Chandler Men of Action, East Valley Jewish Community Center, Chandler Center for the Arts, Friends of the Library, Human Relations Commission and the City of Chandler, we are proud to present an extensive variety of community events in which over 10,000 people participate annually.
16TH ANNUALCREATIVE EXPRESSION COMPETITION
The Creative Expression Competition is open to all students living or attending school in Chandler.Students are
encouraged to enter the competition in either of the following categories: Performance, Writing, Visual Art and Video. Returning and enhanced this year, students will be able to enter their very own stylized video depicting this year’s theme.
Video Category Details: For those students submitting an entry in the video category you must submit a copy of your
video on DVD. City staff will upload your video to a YouTube Channel. The top 3-5 entries will then be grouped together in one video on the Community and Neighborhood Resources YouTube Channel for public voting.
**Please note that all material presented must be deemed appropriate by judges. All entries that do not meet competition guidelines may be subject to disqualification.
2016 Theme: Peace Through People
for a copy of the 2016 Creative Expression Competition flyer.
Deadline to submit entries is Tuesday, December 1!
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 7:30 pm
Chandler Center for the Arts – 250 N. Arizona Ave.
Virtuoso violinists Wil B and Kev Marcus meld highbrow and pop culture through a fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues and R&B. Joining the classically trained violinists is DJ TK on turntables and together the trio smashes musical stereotypes and enthralls lovers of Bach and Beyoncé. Wil B. explains, “We encourage kids to think creatively, to take what they love doing and try to come up with something no one has ever done before. And that doesn’t just apply to playing violin or even music, but whatever it is you decide to do. Expand your mind. Once we get their attention with the music, that’s the message we want to deliver.”
Tickets for Black Violin can be purchased at www.chandlercenter.org
or by calling 480-782-2680.
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
21st ANNUAL CHANDLER MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Chandler Fashion Center Mall - 3111 W Chandler Blvd
Chandler’s 21st Annual Multicultural Festival is a FREE event that highlights the diversity of our community through cultural music, dance, art and more. Stop by our new location this year for two stages of performances and multiple cultural interactive sports areas.
For additional details on the 2016 event, click here
If you would like more information on any of these events, please call 480-782-2214. Chandler's Celebration of Unity events are hosted by the City of Chandler Diversity Office
, Chandler Human Relations Commission
, and the Celebration of Unity Planning Committee.
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