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Roots, Rhythm & Rhyme: Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Nashville

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Ray of Hope Community Church

2311 Murfreesboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37217

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Let's celebrate the diversity of Nashville! Global Education Center's Roots, Rhythm and Rhyme: Celebrating Cultural Diversity is a time to support the diversity that we see in our neighbors, friends and colleagues and to work diligently to ensure that the next generation does the same.

The RHYMES of the event will come from community leaders, change makers and other various Global Education Center supporters who will recite their favorite poem that has helped them in expressing their own cultural identity.

Readers include:
Alice Randall, Author of The Wind Done Gone
Caroline Randall Williams, Author of Soul Food Love
Tony Gonzalez, Reporter at WPLN
Rebecca Wells, Author of Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
Kalai Mugilan, Professor and Indian dancer
Rod McGaha, Professional trumpet player and photographer
Carol Ponder, Appalachian vocal artist
Kathy Chiavola, Italian vocal artist
Yuri Cunza,
CEO of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Irma Paz-Bernstein, Owner of Las Paletas
Bob Bernstein, Owner of Bongo Java, Fido and others
Lisa Helton, Member at Sherrard, Roe, Voigt, Harbison

Kasar Abdulla, Director of Community Relations at Valor Collegiate Academie
Rev. Martin L. Espinosa, Pastor of Ray of Hope Community Church
Mona Ivey-Soto, Professor at Belmont University

The RHYTHM of the event will come from the live music, dancing and drumming from Global Education Center's adult Afro Latin dance group, Nyama followed by our Roots, Rhythm & Rhyme Youth Performance Troupe that is comprised of children who benefit from our Roots, Rhythm & Rhyme Youth Programming.

The ROOTS of the event will come from our diversity in audience, in presenters and in the many cultures that we celebrate everyday at Global Education Center.

​The emcee for the night will be past board president and community leader, Marcus Whitney. Marcus has trusted Global Education Center with his time and leadership, but more importantly, he has trusted us with his children, who participated in countless Global Education Center programs, especially our Roots, Rhythm & Rhyme Youth Programming.

Join us for a night of coming together in community and support of the Global Education Center!

P.S. If you are unable to attend, you can donate the cost of your ticket to an at risk youth by clicking here.

Official Media Sponsor: Nashville Scene
Lead Sponsor: HCA
Food Sponsor: La Hacienda Taqueria
Venue Sponsor: Ray of Hope Community Church
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