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All Are Welcome: Celebrating Community Diversity and Resisting Racism

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join community leaders, neighbors, and city officials at Weigent Park as we celebrate the official placement of “All Are Welcome” signs at  La Crosse public parks. City leaders will make brief remarks to be followed by children’s activities. Please bring your family!

Background:

Recently, residents of La Crosse have encountered elevated levels of racism and xenophobia, targeting people of color, in general, and immigrants and Muslims, in particular. In one instance, a man shouted “No Muslims allowed!” at two women of South Asian descent and their young children, while they were at the Weigent Park playground. In response, La Crosse Parks & Recreation created new “All are Welcome” signs for all of La Crosse’s public parks.

We are planning an inaugural public event for these signs at Weigent Park on Saturday, September 25th,  at 3pm with the Mayor and others, denouncing such acts and supporting our diverse neighbors. This is part of a broader community-wide visible initiative to foster healthier multicultural communities.

We hope you can join us and help spread the word!

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Hosted by: The UWL Anti-Islamophobia Working Group, Weigent-Hogan Neighborhood Association, La Crosse Interfaith Shoulder-to-Shoulder Network, and the La Crosse Public Library.

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