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Liberty Amendments Month 2024 ends with a multicultural festival

VIENNA, VA — As the city of Vienna’s fourth annual Liberty Amendments Month draws to a close, families can enjoy a multicultural festival on Friday.

The Multicultural Festival will take place on Friday, July 12th from 4 to 9 p.m. on the Town Green. The event is designed to showcase the diverse cultures and communities of Northern Virginia. It will take place concurrently with Vienna’s “Summer on the Green” concert series.

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Food trucks, live music, children’s performers, children’s activities and games, Freedom Change Month Children’s Reading Theater, and voter registration and resources will be available to attendees.

The entertainment program is:

4:15pm – Rose Powhatan – Land Acknowledgement and Indigenous Storytelling

5.00 pm – Wanpen Boonma – demonstration of Thai fruit and vegetable carving

5:30 p.m. – Choy Won Lion Dance Group

6:15 p.m. – Liberty Amendment Month Reader’s Theatre presented by the Bahai Community of Vienna

19:30 – Cheick Hamala Diabate – Malian folk and funk fusion

Liberty Amendments Month 2024 runs from June 15 to July 15. The month-long celebration focuses on the 13th, 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments, which granted rights to people previously excluded by the U.S. Constitution. City Manager Mercury Payton came up with the idea of ​​creating Liberty Amendments Month 2021 because Juneteenth became a holiday in the state of Virginia.

The main events during Liberty Amendments Month were the Juneteenth celebration at First Baptist Church on June 15, the naturalization ceremony on June 29, and the Independence Day celebration and fireworks display on July 2. In addition, other events took place such as museum exhibits and flashcard quizzes on various constitutional amendments at the Freeman Store and Museum and Vienna Community Center, a Liberty Amendments Learning Tour in front of the Freeman Store and Museum and Vienna Community Center, exhibits and giveaways at the Vienna Farmers Market, a tour of Vienna’s historic African American sites, a Body Grace fitness class, and a 13th Amendment event.