Unity Walk scheduled October 3

Raquel Chavez, now NIU’s student trustee, speaks during last year’s Unity Walk.
Raquel Chavez, now NIU’s student trustee, speaks during last year’s Unity Walk.

“Celebrating our Diverse Community” will be the theme for the second annual Unity Walk, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

Members of the NIU and DeKalb communities will walk together and celebrate their shared opportunity to live, grow and learn next to one another.

DeKalb Mayor John Rey, Pastor Janet Hunt, NIU Provost Lisa Freeman and NIU Chief Diversity Office Vernese Edghill-Walden will offer remarks.

The Unity Walk begins and ends at the NIU Nursing Building, located at 1240 Normal Road. A parking lot and on-street parking are available. Overflow parking is available at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road.

Sponsors are NIU, the City of DeKalb, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and the NIU and DeKalb police departments. To request disability-related accommodations, call (815) 753-3040. Advance notice is appreciated.

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