Congratulations are in order for the city of Colorado Springs.
The city is one of four that was honored today by the National League of Cities in Washington, D.C., “for implementing quality and innovative programs in communities to enhance and promote cultural diversity.”
Colorado Springs received the 2010 City Cultural Diversity Award for its Everybody Welcome: A Celebration of Culture and Diversity festival.
The annual event includes dance, poetry and singing from various African, Native American, Indian, Asian and Caribbean cultures, according to a news release.
The festival “is a celebration based in curiosity and exploration, and draws from the cultural energy generated by global connectivity. The food, music, native dress, and pride of the many facets that make up life in Colorado Springs are offered, inviting everyone to discover their rich contributions,” according to the Colorado Springs Diversity Forum.
City Councilman Randy Purvis and Shirley Martinez, co-chair of the Diversity Forum, accepted the award on the city’s behalf.
The award is sponsored by the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, a constituency group of the NLC.