Unity Week

Save the date: October 11-17, 2020. Unity Week is a week-long inclusive celebration and acceptance of others. This year we will be celebrating together from a distance, so stay tuned for more info.

Why We Celebrate

Initiated by Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation's Inclusion Services Unit in 2018, Unity Week is a celebration of our differences and a movement towards everyone in the community embracing the unique aspects that set us apart. 

In 2019, VBPR invited other city departments to join us as we continue to move the initiative forward. Throughout the week, city staff promoted unity by wearing orange, sharing special messages, and providing opportunities for the community to join in. At VBPR, we engaged members in our recreation centers, participants in our Out-of-School Time Programs, and even got our volunteers involved like those from the Mayor’s Youth Leaders in Action (MYLA.)

We invited all businesses, schools, families, and individuals to get on board and help us promote a culture of inclusion and acceptance! ​

2018 Unity Week
Find out what unity means to our Parks & Rec staff.
Director of Parks & Rec Michael Kirshman talks about unity, equality and inclusion.


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