All members of the community are invited to the first annual Community Cultural Celebration & Expo on Saturday, March 18 from 10 am-2 pm at the Downtown Library. Come to celebrate your own culture and enjoy learning about the many other cultures in our diverse community! Hosted by the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission and the Cedar Rapids Public Library in conjunction with other local agencies and cultural organizations. Enjoy: International fare offered by food truck vendors!* The Grateful Crepe (Kelli Evans)* Caribbean Kitchen (Patrick Rashed)* O's Grill (Otmane Benjilany)* The Hungry Rooster Catering Company LLC (Wendy & Christophe Granger). . . plus, the Greyhound Deli & Café inside the Library!Features & Performances!* Unveiling of Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission Timeline Exhibit 11-11:25 am; Commons* Aaron Eckley Only Through Love (music performance) 11:30-11:40 am; Commons* Adi Candra (vocal performance Indonesian songs) 11:45-11:55 am; Commons* Childrens Theater Czech Fairy Tale (National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library) 10-10:45 am; Whipple* Darrin Crow- Talespinner & Troubadour (shadow puppet storytelling & craft) ongoing 10 am-2 pm* Guatemalan Cultural Group (Sylvia Estrada) 1) Procession to Whipple: 12:50 pm; Commons 2) Presentation & Dances: 1:00-1:45 pm; Whipple* Tambwe Kitungano (African dance performance) 10-10:45 am; Commons* Liberty Band of Iowa (Civil War reenactment band) 1-2 pm; Commons* Tone D. Boss (local musician - performance) 12-12:45 pm; CommonsSpeakers!* LaSheila Yates (Cedar Rapids Civil Right Commission) 11-11:10 am; Commons* Mayor Ron Corbett (City of Cedar Rapids) 11:10-11:20 am; Commons* Mark Stoffer Hunter (The History Center) History of Cultures in Our Area 12-12:45 pm; Whipple* Gary Hinzman (2017 CR mayoral candidate) Equality, Equity & Transparency - 11:15-11:50 am; Whipple* Amit Suri (President, Friends of India Association, CDR Rpds) An Immigrant's Experience Coming to the U.S. - 12-12:25 pm; Conference Room* Kristen Corey & Kim Cheeks (Iowa Department of Human Services) - The Human Landscape in Iowa, and How It's Changing 12:30-1:30 pm; Conference Room* Satish Jayaraj (Cedar Rapids Public Library) 1) The Value of Diversity Within Pop Culture: 11-11:55 am; Conference Room 2) World Storytelling: 1-2 pm UnConference RoomWorkshops!* Finding Your New Normal (After the Loss of a Loved One) (Berlinda Owens/ Illuminate Life and Career Coaching) 10-10-55 am; Conference Room* Pronunciator Go-Anywhere Language Learning Drop-In Workshop (Library & Volunteers) 12:30-2 pm; Technology ClassroomInteractive Information Tables!* African American Family Preservation & Resource Committee (AAFPRC) (Denise Bridges)* African American Museum of Iowa (LaNisha Cassell)* Amerigroup/The Anthem Companies (Jeni Hanselman)* Catherine McAuley Center (Shana Kargbo)* Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission (LaSheila Yates)* Cedar Rapids Public Library (Heidi Hartke, Amber Mussman, Kevin Delecki)* Cedar Valley Friends of the Family (Kristine Harris)* Coe College International Club (Tuesday Stadeker)* CRPrideFest* Darrin Crow- Talespinner & Troubadour* Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Lisa Nicole Smith)* Dhruv Pratishthan Educate & Empower Young India (Shriya Anavkar) * East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) (Mary Rump)* Filipino American Association of Iowa (official FB page) (Ryanne Feddersen)* Guatemalan Cultural Group (Silvia Estrada)* Indonesian Students - Kirkwood Community College International Students* Iowa Asian Alliance: 4th Annual AsianFest 2017 (Bhumika Nayak)* Iowa Department of Human Rights, Division of Community Advocacy & Services (Kristen Corey & Kim Cheeks)* Iowa Irish Inc (Wayne Shannon)* Iowa KidsNet (Ashley Anthony)* Linn County Conservation (Ryan Schlader)* Marion Civil Rights Commission (Steve Moshier)* National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library (Kaitlin Schlotfelt)* Old Capitol Museum, The University of Iowa (Kathrine Moermond)* Pakistani Students - Kirkwood Community College International Students* PFLAG Cedar Rapids* Sons of Norway Restauration Lodge 1 - 548 (Cynthia Monroe)* Sound Concepts Inc. (Marvin Smejkal)* St. Patricks Day Parade Society - (Sapadapaso) (Lisa Guge)* Temple Judah (Lena Gilbert)* The History Center (Jami Roskamp)Ongoing During Event:* Z102.9/KZIA Beat Wagon 10 am-Noon* Lost Nation: The Ioway film - Looping from 10 am-2 pm * German Iowa and the Global Midwest Exhibit * Cultural Table Games - Around the Library* Kind Words Project - Commons* 4 Questions Display Commons* "I Am" Activity - Materials at Welcome Tables* Charlie Kohawk from Coe CollegePlease join us for this joy-filled celebration as we build a more inclusive community for future generations. We look forward to seeing you there!