Councilman Dee Andrews and City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program Offers A Taste Of World Cultures

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diversity Cultural Diversity FestivalIn celebration of Cultural Diversity Month, 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews and the City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program are hosting a Cultural Diversity Festival on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the John and Alice Wallace/Petrolane Boys & Girls Club at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

The festival theme this year will be A Taste of World Cultures. It will include a main stage featuring cultural performances and speakers along with free samplings of various food selections from around the world. There will be information tables of community groups, arts and crafts for the children along with a continuous drum circle in the park. People are encouraged to bring their percussion or stringed instruments and join in.

Residents from throughout the city are expected to come out for this festival which is providing people with an opportunity to experience a glimpse of the many world cultures often represented by the city of Long Beach – the most diverse city in the country, named so by the U.S. Census.

“Long Beach has embraced diversity as a strength and has created the Human Dignity Program to celebrate the value different cultures bring to our community. Because Long Beach is viewed as a leader nationally for integrating different cultures into the community fabric, our city serves as a model for other communities to follow.” said Councilman Dee Andrews.

The Cultural Diversity Festival is Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the John and Alice Wallace/Petrolane Boys & Girls Club at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1920 Lemon Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806

The Cultural Diversity Festival is being organized collaboratively by 6th District City Councilman Dee Andrews’ Office, the City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program, John and Alice Wallace/Petrolane Boys & Girls Club, United Cambodian Community, Long Beach Shakespeare Company, Catalyst Community, Boy Scouts of America, LBCreative!, and other individuals and groups.

For more information, please contact Karen Reside at 562-595-5945 or karenreside@ymail.com.

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