Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Nationalities Council in the News

Inside INdiana Business interviewed Allen Galloway, president of the Nationalities Council of Indiana in connection with Asian-Pacific Heritage Month.

"One group recognizing the contributions of Asian immigrants in Indiana is the Nationalities Council of Indiana, led by President Allen Galloway.

"Galloway says the non-profit, all-volunteer educational foundation comprised of more than 50 ethnic or national affinity organizations plus other groups, corporations and individuals interested in celebrating Indy's diversity was formed in 1976. It is the leading, largest and oldest pan-ethnic organization in Indiana.

"Galloway says the Council strives to increase the visibility of and participation by ethnic groups in the community life of Indiana. The Council's web portal includes links to hundreds of multicultural and international organizations in Indiana, as well as a comprehensive calendar of events, he says.

"The Council's signature event is the annual International Festival, held this year at the Indiana State Fairgrounds 20-23 November. The festival's features include continuous ethnic entertainment on two stages, craft demonstrations, food vendors, cultural displays and an international marketplace, says Galloway. "It enriches the community by providing a positive, educational event where individuals learn about other cultures in an open and friendly setting."

"The Council also publishes a monthly electronic newsletter, the Ethnic Hoosier."

1 comment:

chenyunjun said...

What range and depth of information one can find through events of each member group under the umbrella of the Nationalities Council of Indiana and by the NCI through the International Festival.
the Ethnic Hoosier is the first place one should go to to find out what is going on. If only people realize what a treasure trove it is right within sight.