September 20, 2019 – National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated annually on September 28 – and this year, the special day will also kick off both Midland Neighbor Week and Cultural Awareness Month in the Midland community.
During the week of September 24 – 30, Midland residents are encouraged to "stop by and say hi" to their neighbors in an effort to build a more welcoming, connected community. This year, Midland Neighbor Week will be held leading up to the Midland Area Community Foundation’s Cultural Awareness Coalition (CAC) Cultural Awareness Month, which begins on October 1. In celebration of the theme “Inclusive Communication”, the CAC will host a variety of events such as a Human Library, an improv/acting night, speakers on the historical aspect of propaganda and polarizing communication, and creativity contest.
Participation in Midland Neighbor Week comes in many forms: hosting a neighborhood gathering, performing a task or chore that helps a neighbor, or even introducing yourself to a new neighbor you’ve never met. Residents should celebrate this week in a way that promotes kindness and peace in the Midland community.
Residents can visit a new E-CityHall topic at http://bit.ly/neighborweek2019 to share their neighborhood gatherings, find resources and tips for getting involved in Midland Neighbor Week, and get ideas on how to be a good neighbor all year round.