Cultural Arts Festival Brings Together Diverse Gilman Community

The Office of Community, Inclusion, and Equity was excited to bring back — in person — the annual Cultural Arts Festival on Sunday, February 27. The event highlighted the rich diversity of the Gilman community and celebrates art, music, history, and customs of cultures from around the world.

Attendees were issued “passports,” in which they collected stamps for each culture display they visited. They enjoyed entertainment including musical acts, Taekwondo by Perry Hall White Tigers, and tai chi and lion dance performances by Korean Culture and Art of Maryland. Participants sampled foods from different countries, played games, and learned how to write their names in different languages.

“The Cultural Arts Festival allows us to gather and learn how diverse the Gilman community really is. I love that we can bring together so many cultures and shared experiences,” said event co-chair Meisha Dockett P’23. “To see how much work our fellow parents and the CIE department put into this event, exhibiting traditional clothing, artifacts, and food from their culture is truly amazing. This is such a teachable moment for everyone, and I am honored to be a part of it. This is what makes our community so special.”

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