Sunday September 24, 2017
Free admission and free parking
Bryn Du Mansion
570 Jones Road
For more information contact Joy Williams at (740) 403-3894
The second annual “One World: A Celebration of Multicultural Licking County” event is coming to Bryn Du Mansion and grounds Sunday, September 24, 2017 offering four hours of free multicultural art show, multicultural dance, music, and poetry. Food trucks will be onsite for food and refreshments.
Event organizer Joy Williams noted that this event is an effort to bring more awareness and appreciation of the beautiful diversity of people in Licking County, and to create an atmosphere for people to celebrate and enjoy the cultural differences among members of the Licking County community. The vision of this event is to create space for ALL people of Licking County to come together as one and to learn about their neighbors and friends in this community and in the world.
This celebration is an opportunity for individuals of all cultures, races, genders, ethnicities, and socioeconomic classes, as well as individuals with mental and physical disabilities to learn about one another in a positive environment and to celebrate differences and similarities.
“One World” will also offer community members the opportunity to visit educational booths that represent many cultures and nonprofit organizations in Licking County so that they may become more familiar with the diversity and uniqueness of this county and what it has to offer to all people living here.
Many individuals and organizations, including Denison University and The Ohio State University, volunteered their time and resources in the inaugural “One World” celebration to help educate and bring awareness to the diversity among the people living in Licking County. The Educational booths will provide fun, family-friendly activities to support learning and awareness, as the performances will engage festival attendees in music and dance. This event was a great success last year with over 250 people in attendance, not including the many volunteers and performers themselves.
It is Williams’ ultimate desire that individuals in Licking County can find a deeper sense of understanding and acceptance of each other through this celebration in a time when unity in love and understanding is so needed in our world. While a local event, the “One World” event is meant to simultaneously convey a message of global acceptance of and appreciation for others.