2015 CCX Workshop, Civic Engagement, Event, Leadership, Networking, Workforce Development
The Concord Multicultural Festival is an annual one day celebration of the cultural diversity in NH’s capital region. Located in one of NH’s refugee resettlement cities, the Multicultural Festival invites new community members to be part of the local economy by sharing their cultural products of music, dance, storytelling, craft, and food as vendors and performers. The festival engages volunteers representing 18-20 community partners for six months prior to the event in collaborative planning of how artistic and cultural expression at a big outdoor party can increase racial and ethnic tolerance. During the planning process the committee representing community and social service organizations become aware of the arts as an additional tool for social and economic empowerment.