Farmington Hills events focus on youth, diversity, unity

The newly formed Community Cares Network will host three forums in August, September, and October, to facilitate community-wide engaged listening and sharing:

August 17, 7 p.m. – Voices of Youth: An opportunity to hear how young people feel and think about race, gender, violence and other important issues of the day. What do our future leaders think we can and should do? Hope Lutheran Church 39200 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills

September 21, 7 p.m. – Following the Principles of our Faiths to Embrace Diversity: Discuss how our beliefs and practice of faith help us to learn about each other, to solve problems together, and to appreciate the diverse cultural traditions we each bring to the table. Led by local religious leaders. Muslim Community Mosque, 35700 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills

October 19, 7 p.m. – Unity Through Leadership: Dialogue with community leaders about how our community is dealing with diversity – its challenges and opportunities, successes and areas of concern. Birmingham Temple, 28611 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills

Community Cares Network includes concerned Farmington and Farmington Hills residents “who believe that when citizens of goodwill come together to hear each other’s voices, to listen to each other’s concerns, and to work together toward solving the problems that divide us, only then can we assure that our communities remain open and welcoming to everyone – no matter race, religion, gender, economic status, or place of birth.”