Community members line up for food during the One District, Many Voices event.

Eastview High School played host to the first annual “One District, Many Voices” event, during which the nearly 450 attendees immersed themselves in the many cultures that make up District 196.

Organized by district high school students and the Equity and Inclusion and the English Learner departments, the event celebrated diversity with food, fun and fellowship. Event-goers filled up their plates with authentic Mexican, Mediterranean, Vietnamese and Indian dishes, as well as some Southern soul food and American favorites.

“This evening was a great success,” said Rashelle Redmon, cultural family advocate.

Student language clubs hosted tables and talked with people about the importance of learning a second language, and community members also shared their experiences and information about their cultures. And special performances of traditional Spanish dances and a fashion show capped off the evening.

“As of right now, our plan would be to offer an event like this next year and see how we can continue to hear more voices from our community,” said district Equity and Inclusion Coordinator Carita Green.

A special thank you to our local vendors who donated food:

• Kabob’s Indian Grill
• Kowalski’s Markets
• Las Enchiladas
• Mediterranean Cruise Cafe
• Momma Rose Soul Food
• Nawal Restaurant
• Nothing Bundt Cakes
• Phoenician Foods
• Pho Valley
• Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant

View photos from the “One District, Many Voices” event below:

"One District, Many Voices"

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