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"When the festival began, it was the only local event of its kind. Today, there are myriad events on campus and in our community that have used the inspiration of the festival to broaden and deepen our connection and understanding. As we pause to reflect on the history of the festival and the purpose it has served, we have come to believe that it is time to shift our efforts elsewhere."
"The Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival is one of the most important annual events on our campus. As The University of Iowa faces its current challenges, it is important that we remember and celebrate our strengths and our values.
Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival is an annual event that is going on its 25th and final year at the University of Iowa. It celebrates the different cultures that make up the campus and its surrounding communities, through performance, crafts, food, and educational experiences. Here's a quick recap of the 2014 festival...

CCDF 2014 at the University of Iowa

Click here to check out these amazing photos taken by the Press Citizen from the 2014 festival!

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday September 23, 2015
Iowa Memorial Union

Food Handlers Class - For CCDF Vendors

Vendors who will be serving food at the Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival must attend one of these classes to be able to participate:

Wednesday, September 23   5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday October 4, 2015
Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival