We are the world, we are the children


Children and parents from Lucile Nixon Elementary School celebrated their 8th annual International Night Friday (May 13) with a parade, Indian and Mexican dance, an African-American Brer Rabbit skit and a demonstration of Taekwondo.

Cultural exchange booths featured history, arts, literature, music and hands-on activities from 27 countries, including Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, The Philippines, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain Sweden, the United States and Vietnam.

Participants feasted on more than 100 international dishes prepared and served by the PTA and other community members. The parade of students was led by Principal Mary Pat O'Connell.

Nixon's International Night, which began in 2004 with a few teachers and families, attracted 400 participants this year, according to publicity chair Tae Suk Kim and event co-chair Kim Bomar.

Photos by Sarah Patanroi.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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