Unity and Diversity

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Monthly meetings are held at noon, the first Monday of each month in the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. 

Partners in Prevention created the Race Relations Committee in 1995 as a way to address racial prejudices, to create a platform for open and honest dialogue; and to develop racial harmony in the community. Since that time, community citizens have been on a journey of growth and change to create fair treatment for all members of society.

In 2012, the Race Relations Committee created a strategic plan and thus emerged with a new name, "Unity and Diversity Committee", along with a new mission statement. The mission statement reads: "Unity and Diversity Committee seeks to overcome barriers to the full inclusion of all community members by: Protecting Human Rights, Challenging Discrimination and Celebrating Diversity."

The Committee annually hosts the Unity Honors Luncheon.  They also periodically host the World Cafe to provide community members a platform to discuss sensitive topics in an open, honest, and safe environment.