Second Annual Diversity Luncheon

The Edinburg Center held the Second Annual Diversity Luncheon on Tuesday, December 18th. Two countries were featured this year: Haiti and Zimbabwe. Over eighty people attended the event which was held at our 1040 and 1050 Waltham Street buildings.

It was very interesting to learn first-hand about Haiti and Zimbabwe from two staff members from our Developmental Disabilities Residential Programs. Gisselah Makarutsa, Program Coordinator gave a very informative presentation about Zimbabwe and Jean Sabin, Program Manager focused on Haiti. Each presentation included information about each country’s history, culture, education, geography and health care. Topics ranged from the beauty of the moon rainbow at Victoria Falls to the history of the 200 year old Citadelle in the mountains of Haiti.

Festive music and delicious food from Serengeti Catering in Wilmington and the Highland Cuisine in Somerville was enjoyed by everyone who attended this wonderful event!

Many thanks to all of the people who made this event possible: Ellen Attaliades, Dave Perry, Gail Rogers, Geetha Banda, Gisselah Makarutsa, Holly Baab, Jean Sabin, Janet Hodges, Jennifer Hansen, Katelyn Ryan, Kim Blakeslee, Laura Rivard, Lynn Bishop, Marguerite Westcott, Mark Koenig, Nicole Angelique, Pam Chan, Rosette Gemayel and Tom Lane.

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