City of Mesa News Article
Mesa encourages you to participate in Unity Walk
By: Kevin Christopher
01/21/14 5:24 PM

Jan. 21, 2014
Public Information & Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699  
Mesa, AZ – It is a walk in celebration of cultural diversity and community.  Mesa will join Chandler, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Phoenix, Scottsdale and host city Tempe in the Regional Unity Walk and Festival Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. 
“The Unity Walk is a great opportunity for neighboring communities to come together and display a united front against discrimination and promote mutual respect and understanding for all community members,” City of Mesa Diversity Program Administrator Ruth Giese said.
Families, community organizations, scout groups, school clubs and church groups are encouraged to participate.  Mesa residents should arrive at their assembly point by 10 a.m. at the Tempe Town Lake Amphitheatre.  The one mile walk to Tempe Beach Park begins at 10:30 a.m.  Walkers are encouraged to wear turquoise or teal-colored shirts.  There will also be free T-shirts available at the assembly point on a first-come basis.   
The walk will be followed by the Unity Walk Festival at Tempe Beach Park with entertainment and food.  Mesa District 3 Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh will welcome the walkers at the festival.  For more information on the Regional Unity Walk and Festival, contact City of Mesa Diversity Program Administrator Ruth Giese at (480) 644-5033 or

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