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It's back: One Root Festival returns from hiatus

Cultural event celebrates diversity in Placer County
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After a brief hiatus, the One Root Festival will once again take place in downtown Roseville. This free multi-cultural festival celebrates diversity in the Placer County and greater Sacramento region, and serves up food, art and music. This event was last held in 2007. The theme for this year’s event, “All Together Now,” marks the festival’s 10th anniversary. This year’s highlight is the Youth Village where children of all ages participate in hands-on art activities to learn about other cultures. “The Youth Village is designed to reach out to these future leaders, introduce them to various cultures and help them be better informed citizens in our society,” said Anita Lowe, a member of the festival organizing committee, in a press release. In past years, food and art from vendors representing several dozen cultures participated, including Greek, Italian, Mexican, Jamaican, Indian, Ethiopian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, African American, Japanese, Ghanaian, Korean, Scottish and Filipino. Dunia United Congress, a local nonprofit organization, presents the One Root Festival. The organization works to “build bridges and not walls in the community.” ~ Sena Christian ---------- What: One Root Festival When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 Where: Royer Park in Roseville Cost: free Info: www.oneroot.org