Westmoreland Diversity Coalition fundraiser highlights bipartisan karaoke
The Westmoreland Diversity Coalition, a community nonprofit committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, showed its chops last weekend when it persuaded a group of political and civic leaders to take the stage at its first fundraiser “Westmoreland Has Talent.”
Proving that they can reach across the aisle and included one another for a good cause, state Sen. Kim Ward, R-Hempfield, and County Commissioner Ted Kopas, a Democrat, brought down the house at Ferrante’s Lakeview with a karaoke duet of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” the 1976 hit duet by Elton John and Kiki Dee.
Coalition co-founders Carlotta Paige and Rabbi Sara Rae Perman said the group that evolved out of unity rally held more than two decades ago to counter a Ku Klux Klan visit to Westmoreland County will work to broaden its programming through efforts like anti-bias training and a film festival still in the planning stages.
Deb Erdley is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Deb at 724-850-1209, [email protected] or via Twitter .
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