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Tukwila to celebrate city's diversity with a Taste of Tukwila

The City of Tukwila is celebrating the community’s diversity at a Taste of Tukwila, a Community Heritage and Culture Celebration, on Friday, Sept. 20.

The event is 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at Foster High School, 4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila.

The celebration will feature music, dance, art and food from around the world.

Free food sampling includes:

• Project Feast – Kenyan style beef and vegetarian samosas, Sudanese kunafa dessert

• California Pizza Kitchen – Thai crunch salad bites

• Taqueria La Perilita – Tacos and tamales

• Global to Local - Samples from around the world

• Yamada Teriyaki - Yakisoba

• Billy Baroo’s – Chicken Tika Skewers

Special performances:

• 3:10 p.m. - SoulBreakerZ Krew

• 3:30 p.m. - Unleash the Brilliance

• 4 p.m. - Mariachi Mexico

• 5 p.m. - Orgullo Hispano

• 5:15 p.m. - Mariachi Mexico

• 6:15 p.m. - Ce Atl Tonallia

There will be a special documentary screening of “Latinos:  The Changing Face of Washington” at 6:30 p.m. at the Foster Performing Arts Center, 6:30 p.m. KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna, the son of Mexican immigrants, examines the history of Latinos in Washington and how their dramatic population growth is bringing change to politics, education, immigration and entrepreneurship in the state.

There will also be two Henna artists, and hands-on art projects for kids.

The City of Tukwila staff will be at the event handing out information about programs and services available to citizens, including Tukwila Police, Tukwila Human Service Department, Tukwila Parks & Recreation, the Tukwila City Council and the Tukwila Equity & Diversity Commission.

Representatives from the Global to Local South King County Health Initiative will also be on hand with information about healthy cooking classes, fitness demos and other health resource information.

The celebration is sponsored by the City of Tukwila, Cascade Water Alliance, 4Culture and the Tukwila School District.

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