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A Bridge For Cultural Exchange

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This past fall, AARP sponsored a  multicultural festival, held at the renowned National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  The festival was a celebration of the diversity and community life that is found throughout the Delaware Valley. The event brought together local residents and guests to celebrate a rich medley of cultures within the African American, Asian, and Hispanic-Latino communities.

" AARP is proud to be an association of relevance to America's growing 50+ multicultural populations," said Jim Palmquist, AARP Pennsylvania State President.  Guests were encouraged to dress in attire from their own cultural roots and take part in AARP Pennsylvania’s 25-year anniversary.

In honor of the AARP state office anniversary, guests received exclusive access to "The American Experience," a self-guided exhibition at the National Constitution Center that tells the extraordinary story of our American heritage.  “Our work reaches deep into member communities through support from dedicated volunteers and staff,” adds Palmquist.

The festivities continued with main stage performances from renowned talent such as Latin Fiesta, The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, as well as local dance performances from the Korean Dance Company and the Mutya Dance Company.  M.C.’s for the evening include Claudia Gomez, Fox 29; DC Todd, WRNB; and Diego Castellanos, host of 6 ABC’s Puerto Rican Panorama.

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