Multicultural Council

The Multicultural Council supports the activities and the growth of the Museum of Riverside and the Riverside Museum Associates by creating and presenting educational events and programs which foster and celebrate all cultures. The Multicultural Council fosters the belief that people of all generations and diverse racial and ethnic heritage can gain mutual understanding and appreciation of past, present, and future cultural traditions and achievements.

Celebrate traditions and they will come!

FVF Luz NegronThe Multicultural Council was formed to celebrate the Riverside story through the cultural heritages in the region.  In 1997 the MCC began its signature event, The Family Village Festival.  The Festival is a popular Museum event that draws families and individuals who enjoy the music, art, dance, crafts, and story telling in a street setting.  The entertainment is sure to put a smile on your face.

Judy and LuzIn addition to the Family Village Festival, the group has also offered book and film clubs featuring a wide range of cultural settings, a dialogue of culture–“Who is the keeper of your culture?”– as well as the more recent celebration of California’s official Day of Inclusion, created to celebrate the immigrant groups that make up our beautiful state. They also participate in the the community celebration of Dia de los Muertos and the Juneteenth celebration.  They encourage young people to get in touch with their heritages and to find their voice in appreciating those heritages and to learn from their cultural experiences.  The MCC has recently embarked on recording the effect of the Covid pandemic on individuals and in helping the art and artisans to be appreciated in these times of isolation.

Welcome to the Table

JACL at MuseumThe MCC collaborates actively with other Riverside groups such as the African American Historical Society, the Japanese American Citizens League, the Save Our Chinatown Committee, the Chinese Historical Society, and artists throughout the region. All of this is based on the belief that all peoples deserve a place at the table.

Join this group if you like being with people who enjoy creating new ways to share traditional customs, especially with children and families. The Multicultural Council meets the third Saturday of each month. Come join us.

If you would like to be a sponsor for one of our events you can use the link below to make a donation,

or send a check to:  MCC Treasurer, RMA, P.O. Box 1112, Riverside, CA 92501.  Please note a specific event or general support on your check. [See the calendar on the home page for upcoming events.]

The Riverside Museum Associates is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. As such, your donation is fully tax deductible to the full extent of the current tax law.

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