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Community groups join forces to bring diversity celebration to Palo Alto

Original post made on Sep 11, 2019

History tours and a cultural potluck are among the events lined up for Palo Alto's second annual Welcome Week kicking off Thursday, which will recognize contributions by immigrants.

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Posted by AP
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 11, 2019 at 5:29 pm

It is ironic, Palo Alto is actually trending to less diversity.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 11, 2019 at 6:02 pm

With all the anti-diversity national news that we're hearing, I am glad that our local community is pushing in a different direction.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2019 at 6:53 pm

These sorts of things have been going on in Palo Alto for as long as I have lived here, many, many years. I remember cultural days in elementary schools where students brought in foods or artifacts from their home culture, international banquets (pot lucks), various cultural celebration days, etc.

I remember middle school graduations with students making a short welcome in over 20 different languages from their home culture.

These things are good and very worth while, but they are not new.