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Schriever Sentinel

Celebrating diversity

 A Seven Falls Indian Dancer imitates as majestic bird during a Diversity Day performance.

A Seven Falls Indian Dancer imitates as majestic bird during a Diversity Day performance.

By Scott Prater

Schriever Sentinel

The more than 500 Airmen, civilians and family members who took in the festivities at the fitness center Aug. 28 soaked up much more than entertainment.

Master Sgt. Ellis Jennings, chairman of the 2009 Schriever Air Force Base Diversity Day, said the intent of the festival was to provide “edu-tainment,” a combination of education and entertainment.

Diversity Day was designed to recognize a multitude of ethnic and cultural groups in one day, creating a large observance and celebration, as opposed to many smaller observances.

Lei adorned performers with the Magic of the Pacific Islands Dancers demonstrate a traditional polynesian dance.

Lei adorned performers with the Magic of the Pacific Islands Dancers demonstrate a traditional polynesian dance.

Diversity Day attendees were exposed to a wide variety of cultures, through food, literature, educational lectures, music and dancing.

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