Service organizations, clergy, police and community leaders will gather in Scottsdale April 28 to affirm the community’s commitment to treating people the way they would like to be treated, to helping those in need, and to embracing the rich culture of all the people of Arizona and the southwest.
“We’re living in challenging times, where it’s easy for people to shut down and put up their defenses,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “But that’s now how communities grow stronger. So we are bringing people together to publicly express our values: kindness, generosity, openness and courtesy, and we hope to build back that spirit in Scottsdale by living it.”
Scottsdale’s Golden Rule Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Friday, April 28, on the north lawn of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (7380 E. Second St. in Downtown Scottsdale). The public is invited free of charge, but an RSVP is required – complete it online at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Golden Rule RSVP.”
The event will include a keynote address from Miss Scottsdale 2017 Laetitia Hua, children of different faiths reciting the Golden Rule, and a special guest performance “Sounding the Shofar.”
Additionally, artist Zarco Guerrero will perform selections from “Face2Face in a Frenzy,” a one-man performance where he brings universal archetypes to life with a curious cast of hand-carved characters.
The breakfast will conclude at 9 a.m. with a “Golden Rule Tree” planting ceremony.
“People of our community are invited to watch for ways they, too, can get engaged in this community-building effort,” said Rev. Larry Fultz, executive director of the Arizona Interfaith Movement. “Together we can make a difference for good.”