One U City World Tour: March 11, 2023
Updated with information on pre-ordering food and other attractions
The District's dynamic community group, One U City, is planning a new community-wide event on Saturday, March 11 at Brittany Woods Middle School to celebrate different cultures in our community and region.
The One U City World Tour will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature colorful and lively performances, delicious food, and community members sharing what they love about their culture. This is a free event intended to build and celebrate the District’s diverse community of students, teachers, parents, caregivers and University City members.
Entrance admission is free. Guests are encouraged to prepay for food. For $15, guests can purchase a food pass to sample five ethnic dishes. Or, they can prepay for a hotdog, chips and soda pack for $5 or a snack pack for $3. To prepay, click here.
Free performances include Joia World Percussion, Brazilian, African, Cuban, and Taiko Drums from 6:15 to 7 p.m. and Our Lady of Guadalupe Dance Ministry from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. Families will also share cultural traditions from Brazil, the Albanian Diaspora, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Taiwan, the West African Diaspora, Colombia, and others.
There will also be three art tables. University City High School arts teacher Sarah Smelser will lead the community in building an abstract family tree to celebrate our interconnectedness. The Hispanic Festival will lead the community in both Colombian and Bolivian cultural crafts.
Click here if you are interested in participating by hosting a table to share your culture, perform or connect organizers to performers, or to help plan or volunteer at the event.
One U City is the District's independent parent, caregiver and community organization that strives to ensure that the District remains inclusive and equitable regarding special events and resources at each of its four elementary schools and Brittany Woods Middle School. The new event is the first to be hosted at the middle school. We hope to see you there!