Vision
Create a safe space for diverse cultures to engage in meaningful and respectful conversations.

Mission
We strive to broaden the community’s acceptance of the diversity in our midst and foster opportunities for conversations outside of our comfort zone.

Goals

  • Develop and Implement initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion. 

  • Promote unity and clarity by organizing events and conversations.

  • Inspire residents to understand, accept and engage with their neighbors.

  • Enable members to develop a sense of belonging in the community.

  • Provide a safe platform for diverse voices.

  • Increase awareness and sensitivity on social issues.

  • Network with local organizations.

  • Foster friendships and connections.

  • Create a fun and vibrant environment.

  • Strive to be a resource for the community.

Moving CADN into the next decade

A new team of coordinators are setting their sights on moving the Cranberry Area Diversity Network into the next decade.

Sonia Jaiswal, Kathy Negley, and Carol Winterhalter were recently installed as the new coordinators of CADN. Walt Scott will serve in a supporting role.

Among them are numerous years of experience and each has devoted themselves to diversity and inclusion issues in Cranberry through the CADN. They will take the lead in re-invigorating CADN and assuring that the Cranberry area remains a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone. 

The new leadership group will replace two of CADN’s co-founders. Gary Winterhalter passed away in May 2019 and Charles Hawkins retired in May 2020. Their commitment to diversity was a passion for both men and the region benefitted greatly from their dedication to Cranberry Township.

The group’s focus for the remainder of 2020 is to engage purposeful conversation and gather a group of volunteers who want to sustain Cranberry Township as a hospitable place that emphasizes respect and inclusion for everyone.

Additionally, the group is looking to 2021 and planning virtual and in-person diversity events.

Feel free to contact us and we can set up a meeting to discuss your interest and ideas for future CADN events.

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