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Detroit Public Schools celebrates diversity during 1st Annual Taste of DPS Multicultural Expo


Students, parents and residents from across the district are invited to attend the first annual “Taste of DPS” Multicultural Expo where attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the various cultures of DPS including Hispanic, Bangladeshi, Hmong, African, African-American and Middle Eastern.


The expo will be held at four DPS school sites on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The ethnicities that will be represented at each school site include:


Amelia Earhart Elementary-Middle School, 1000 Scotten, the Latino culture will be explored with food, artwork, gifts and more.


Davison Elementary-Middle School, 2800 E. Davison, students and parents will experience Bangladeshi and Hmong cultures.


Marcus Garvey Academy, 2301 Van Dyke Garvey, attendees can enjoy the sights and sounds of African and African-American cultures.


Gardner Elementary School, 6528 Mansfield Drive, students and parents will learn about the Middle Eastern culture.


During the expo, students and parents will experience international cultures, taste cultural food, receive exciting gifts from community partners, and have the opportunity to buy Michigan grown vegetables from the Eastern Market Corp. “Mini Farmers Market” set up at each location.


This event will take place during Detroit Public Schools Week, August 19-25, 2012 where dozens of school-based events showcasing DPS programs and community partners will be held as part of the Detroit Public Schools Summer Enrollment Campaign efforts to prepare students and parents for the first day of Teaching and Learning, September 4th.


For more information on DPS Week, visit www.detroitk12.org/dpsweek. For enrollment information, call 313-240-4DPS, 313-240-4377 or visit www.detroitk12.org/enroll.


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