Introduction and Events
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View photo gallery of Bellevue's diversity events.
Bellevue Diversity Initiative - On December 8, 2014, the City Council unanimously adopted the Bellevue Diversity Plan following a multi-year planning and public outreach process. The plan responds to the rapid demographic changes in Bellevue and includes new policies for city government and the community to implement over time. The Diversity Advantage Plan includes 60 recommendations for action. Many of the actions involve cultural competence as it relates to city government, the community, public safety, education, human services, economic development and civic engagement. Please read the Council's Resolution and the plan. If you have any questions, contact Kevin Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-452-7886.
The Bellevue Diversity Initiative has also produced an eight-minute video that outlines the city's plan to engage the community and address the pertinent issues related to diversity in Bellevue. video.
Video (one hour) - The recent Community Unity Building Forum discussed issues of harassment and hate crimes, and how communities can address these problems. This video features Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo and Warren Read, author of The Lyncher in Me. Read talks about the causes for this kind of behavior, and Chief Pillo explains the laws regarding malicious harassment and hate crimes, and how the police can be a resource for the community. For more information, contact Kevin Henry at email@example.com .
Alan Lai, from the Chinese Information and Service Center,
delivers a presentation on scams targeting immigrants at a recent crime prevention forum.
Voice of Diversity Television Program - The stories presented here offer a colorful look at the rich cultural diversity in Bellevue. This program features segments on art in Bellevue, a Black History exhibit, Bhangra music from India and artists from Russia and Japan displaying their talent.
Bellevue's Cultural Diversity Program, sponsored by the Parks & Community Services Department, is designed to meet the needs of Bellevue's growing diverse community in a multitude of ways.
Parks & Community Services
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Kevin Henry
1993 Cultural Diversity Task Force Report