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Celebrate Your Identity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Festival

In honor of the fantastic events happening in the latter half of the year: Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, Native American Heritage Month, Human Rights Day, and so forth, the City of Palmdale is organizing a celebration called “Celebrate Your Identity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Festival. The event is aimed to celebrate and honor our community’s rich, diverse identities and how this enhances our community’s culture. 

The Celebrate Your Identity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at the Poncitlán Square - 38315 9th St E, Palmdale, CA 93550-from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

To help us with attendance, we are asking attendees to sign up here: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/847026590429460014/false#/invitation. However, sign-up is not required to attend. 

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We look forward to seeing you there!

The City of Palmdale is committed to maintaining a safe and welcoming community for all residents, employees, and visitors through initiatives rooted in Access, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. To achieve our mission and vision, we must address tough issues such as the disparate impact and treatment of marginalized populations. In doing so, we can ensure the community's needs are met, and everyone can thrive. 

City of Palmdale's Municipality Equity Index Scorecard

The Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index Scorecard (MEI) highlights ways that cities support LGBTQ+ people who live and work there. The City of Palmdale is a longstanding organization member and continuously seeks ways to support and empower LGBTQ+ community members and employees. 

MEI Palmdale California 2021 as of Oct 2021 (PDF)

Human Rights Advisory Committee

The Human Rights Advisory Committee provides actionable recommendations to the Mayor City Council and the City Manager to bolster their efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the organization and the community. Click here to learn more about the Committee and when it meets.

Upcoming Events
Celebrate Your Identity: DEI Festival
October 22nd, 2022
Women's Symposium
March 18th, 2023