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Anderson Elementary Celebrates Cultural Diversity

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To celebrate and honor their diverse student body, William Anderson Elementary School hosted their 3rd annual Culture Night. This special night, which was attended by hundreds of students and their family members, was filled with live performances and interactive booths. Students and their families got their passports stamped as they walked around learning about different cultures from fellow students and their families. Sixteen different cultures were represented on this night, including Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Cuba, Vietnam, Syria, Jordan, Ghana, Nigeria, Colombia, Italy, Ireland, China, Germany, Philippines, and Nicaragua.


“We are committed to celebrating the cultural diversity that makes our district and Lawndale such wonderful places. We strive to demonstrate to our student body that we embrace their cultures and heritage and create learning environments that promote acceptance, inclusion, and tolerance,” said Dr. Ellen Dougherty, LESD Superintendent.


Tables were filled with photographs, maps, flags, musical instruments, books, and more in an effort to teach others about their culture. There was even a fun and interactive African drumming booth hosted by P.S. Arts! In addition to all of the booths, Folklórico dancers from the Lawndale Community Center and a Filipino dance group from USC treated everyone to amazing performances.

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Culture Night Photo
culture night photo



Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District Published:5/11/17
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