Songfest event to celebrate ethnic medley

November 26, 1995|By Howard Libit | Howard Libit,SUN STAFF

Howard County's celebration of Human Rights Month will conclude today with "Multicultural Songfest '95" at Howard High School.

The event -- sponsored by the county executive's Ad Hoc Committee on Human Rights -- will include two hours of songs, dances and art.

"The event will bring together different ethnic groups to celebrate their diversity through music and art," said James E. Henson Sr., the administrator of the county's Office of Human Rights. "The purpose of the county executive's committee is to promote racial, religious and ethnic harmony, and this is a way to have social dialogue between various cultures."

The performers will include Dawn Cooper Barnes, the Bethel Korean School, the Chinese Language School of Columbia, Maria Louisa Gaston and the Long Reach Church of God.

Art and artifacts will be displayed by Native American and Caribbean artists.

Mr. Henson, County Executive Charles I. Ecker and diversity consultant Osceola Edmondson are scheduled to speak.

Multicultural Songfest '95 is free and open to the public. It will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Howard High, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City.

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