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June 20, 2008: Please Join Rep. John Lewis' Multicultural Festival this Sunday

Please Join Rep. John Lewis This Sunday for the 4th Annual Multicultural Festival

Rep. John Lewis Multicultural Festival 2008, "Atlanta: Celebrating the Beloved Community" Uniting the Global Community to Prevail against Global Warming and Environmental Injustice

Free Multicultural Food, Dance, Art, Music and More!

     
When:            Sunday, June 22
Time: Noon-4 pm
Location: Perkerson Park (770 Deckner Ave SW, Atlanta, 30310)
Theme: Uniting our global community together to combat world climate change. "Leaving this little planet we call home a little greener and cleaner for our children and grandchildren."
Speaker: Dr. Howie Frumkin, National Center on Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PARTICIPANTS
Africa
      Educational table: STAND table on Darfur genocide (David Wilner-Congressman Lewis Youth Council)
Food: Ethiopian - Queen Sheeba (Solomon)
Performance: Manga African Dance (Ramatu Sabbatt)
India
      Cultural display table: Indian Professional (Narsi Narasimhan)
Food: vegetarian and meat dishes, naan bread (Narsi Narasimhan and Desai)
Performance: Indian dancers-traditional and Bollywood style (Narsi Narasimhan)
Interactive: Yoga class for all ages-meadow (Jaya Das-Kashi Yoga)
Interactive: Cricket lessons-meadow (Narsi Narasimhan)
Taiwan
      Cultural display table: TECO (Erica Lee)
Food: sampling provided by TECO (Erica Lee)
Performance/Interactive: Tai-Chi group - (Erica Lee)                            
Japan
      Cultural display table: Consulate General of Japan (Ike Chi)
Food: Wasabi restaurant Japanese food sampling (Nahn)
Interactive: Origami lessons inside rec. center-Konichiwa Club (Yoshie Brandt)
Caribbean
      Cultural display table: Haitian - Georgia Caribbean-American Heritage Coalition (Maggie Kirton & Tracy Lettsome)
Food: Caribbean food sampling (GCAHC-Tracy Lettsome)
Performance: St. Lucia Quadrille Group (dance) (GCAHC - Tracy Lettsome)
Performance: Fashion/National Costume Display (GCAHC - Tracy Lettsome)
Interactive: Arts/crafts inside the rec. center (GCAHC-Tracy Lettsome) (more)
Jamaica
      Interactive: Futbol clinic by United for Jamaica (Jason Walker)
Food: Jamaican sampling - Golden Krust (Jason Walker)                             
Peru
      Cultural display table: Peruvian American Association of Georgia (Rocio Woody) Anthony Dietrich
Food: Macchu Picchu (Zoya Garcia)
Performance: Peruvian dance group (Rocio Woody)
Russia
      Cultural display table: Russian American Federation (Julia Gladish)
Food: Russian finger food sampling (Julia Gladish)
Performance: Russian American Federation dance group (Julia Gladish)
Performance: Russian Metropolis Theatre (stage performance)
Brazil
      Interactive: ICAF Capoeira class/interaction for children in the meadow (Joseph Watkins)
Turkey
      Cultural display table: Turkish Honorary Consulate (Gokce and Bilge)
Food: Turkish food sampling (Gokce and Bilge)
Performance: Turkish Folk Dance (Gokce and Bilge)
Armenian
      Cultural display table: Armenian National Committee of America (Sarkis Agasarkisian)
Armenian food: Armenian sampling (Sarkis Agasarkisian)
Performances: Music (cello/piano)-Grigor Grigorian and Varvioui Agasarkisian (Sarkis Agasarkisian)
Antarctica
      Food: Sno-cones (Popcorn Lady, Inc.)
Educational: Global warming tables by Sierra Club (Erin Glynn)
Educational: Georgia Interfaith Power and Light table (Katy Hinman)
Educational: Georgia Conservancy (Bryan Schroeder)
Performance groups:
  • African dance performance - Manga African Dance;
  • Indian dance performances (2) traditional and Bollywood style;
  • Taipei tai-chi performance;
  • Caribbean dance performance: St. Lucia Quadrille Group;
  • Caribbean costume performance;
  • Peruvian dance performance;
  • Russian dance performance;
  • Russian theatre performance;
  • Turkish folk dance performance;
  • Armenian music performance-cello and keyboard;
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