CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

The Juan de Fuca Foundation is proud to announce a new event series:

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY
Program—–Music—–Dinner
Special Activities

Many of us remember being taught that the United States represented one of the greatest cultural experiments the world had ever known – a great “melting pot” where immigrants of many diverse cultures can  ‘melt together” or assimilate into a harmonious whole with a common culture.

However, in recent years a better model has emerged – a Cultural Mosaic – a belief that it is cultural diversity, not homogeneity that creates a stronger, more enriching community.

A great illustration of this can be found in the arts.  Artistic expression knows no borders and  is common to all cultures.  Yet art is also a reflection of the unique background of each and every person who creates it.  We are stronger when we can learn from each other in all our diversity – and that’s worth celebrating!  Please join us for one or for all our Friday events:

Mexico:  Day of the Dead
November 3

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The evening includes a PAHS Drama Club production, beautiful Mexican folk songs and a Mexican fiesta featuring dishes associated with this special holiday.

Festive dress is welcome and an “Ofrenda” will be available to honor lost loved ones (even pets!) and celebrate their lives. An ofrenda (Spanish: “offering”) is a collection of objects placed on a ritual altar during the Mexican Día de Muertos celebration. Bring a favorite song, poem, object, book, food, flower, etc. to set on the altar and remember the loved ones in our lives…past and present.  

West Africa:  Music and Dance
February 2


China:  Lantern Festival
March 2


Native American Citizenship Day
June 15

 

 

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Tickets:  $25/person for adults/event 
$10/person for youth 16 & under