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Saturday, June 1, 2013
Local Colors was a shining success
Despite several challenges, namely stormy weather, Elmwood Park’s renovation and multiple large-scale events elsewhere the day of Local Colors Festival, Roanoke still joined in celebrating the beauty of this small town’s immense diversity.
To make Local Colors happen, it took a village of 103 multicultural residents of the region working together with the steering committee and dedicated volunteers.
We are so lucky and thankful to have the participation of local dignitaries and emcees. It is also thanks to the support of our sponsors that we are able to offer this festival with free admission.
We were also very thankful for performers who travelled from afar: a delegation of Korean drummers and dancers and Colombian guitarist Yesid Plata.
Roanoke has come a long way to reach out to people who are different and embrace them as true neighbors.
The mission of Local Colors is celebrated the day of the festival and is practiced through our yearlong program filled with talks, advocacy, networking, conflict resolution and much more.
Local Colors’ goal is to open hearts and minds. There is still work ahead of us, but it is always uplifting to see what has been done.
Local Colors of Southwest Virginia
Should Roanoke go down this road?
Do you think that it would be better if the city of Roanoke used tax dollars to fix the numerous pot holes and deteriorating streets in the city rather than give the tax dollars to the mayor and council members for their own personal use?
Weather JournalEarly mix, then ice storm Sunday