Lauderdale Lakes to participate in “Race Equality Week”

National Campaign Focuses on Creating Inclusive Communities

Lauderdale Lakes – The City of Lauderdale Lakes will join the National League of Cities (NLC) and cities nationwide in celebrating the 6th Annual “Race Equality Week,” an initiative designed to improve race relations, achieve racial justice and create inclusive communities.

“Race Equality Week,” which runs from September 26 through September 30, will include a national “Race Equality Forum” in Washington, D.C., where invited city leaders, national stakeholders and community groups will focus on identifying opportunities for collaboration to improve race relations.

Locally, the City of Lauderdale Lakes will host a series of events entitled, “We are Different … We are the Same.” The series will be held at the Lauderdale Lakes Multi-Purpose Building, located at 4340 NW 36th Street.

The series will kick-off at 4pm on Monday with a “Teen Challenge,” facilitated by representatives from the African-American Research Library and Youth Leadership Broward.

Teens will participate in discussions, group exercises and leadership training to develop their skills in dealing with racial issues. All “Teen Challenge” participants will receive a certificate noting their involvement.

Following the “Teen Challenge,” a public forum will be held from 7 to 9pm. Led by artist and community activist George Gadson, the forum will include an interactive panel discussion and group exercises. Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the “Race Equality Week” campaign, please contact the City of Lauderdale Lakes at (954) 535-2789 or visit the NLC website at

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