Locals to share stories of strength at MVMC

by Jacque Garcia (The Times-Independent) The Multicultural Center has been hard at work practicing the art of storytelling and its role in bringing people together. On Saturday, June 30, five locals will share their stories at the MVMC’s Dialogues of Diversity, an event emphasizing multicultural stories of strength. Taking inspiration from an event in Telluride during […]

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Storytelling event connects community across cultures

By Jenna Whetzel (Moab Sun News) For a town of just over 5,000 residents, Moab is composed of citizens who hail from diverse cultures, backgrounds, nationalities and ideologies. On Saturday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) will celebrate the diversity of our small desert oasis at its brand-new event, Dialogues […]

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The 26th annual Moab Arts Festival returns May 26-27

By Sharon Sullivan (Moab Sun News) Artwork by more than 100 regional artists, cultural performers and live musicians is what you’ll find at the 26th annual Moab Arts Festival at Swanny City Park during Memorial Day weekend. And, it’s free to attend. Fine art, jewelry, pottery, body and bath art, fiber and textile art, wood […]

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Environmental justice panel brings local issues into focus

By Jacque Garcia (The Times-Independent) Canyon Country Rising Tide held an environmental justice panel April 18 highlighting issues facing the Moab community. Focused on giving a voice to those most affected by these matters, and educating people on how it can help, the panel featured key members of the community who spoke from personal experience. […]

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Park City leaders looks to Moab for help with social equity​

​ By John Hales (Moab Times Independent)- Officials from Park City are looking to Moab as an example of how to successfully promote diversity and inclusion. ​ While Park City may well be considered an older sibling to Moab in terms of their tourism-centered livelihoods, it was the elder that took advice from the younger […]

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MVMC’s Haley Austin brings social justice to Moab

By Jacque Garcia (The Times-Independent)- In 2017, Haley Austin joined the Moab Valley Multicultural Center’s staff as their AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America representative. Since then she has been a leader at the MVMC, fine-tuning a curriculum for students and working as a bilingual advocate — and now, she plans to stay on as an […]

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Moab Valley Multicultural Center expands its reach in 2017

By Jacque Garcia (Moab Times-Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) helped a record number of people this year, and staff hope to help even more in 2018. “[This year] at the multicultural center was epic,” said MVMC executive director Rhiana Medina. Medina said this year was special for a number of reasons, one being that […]

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MVMC to host Day of the Dead

(Moab Times-Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) courtyard will soon overflow with hundreds of paper flowers, candles and several other types of traditional folk art inspired by departed loved ones at the 7th annual Day of the Dead Festival, set for Sunday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the annual […]

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A day to remember loved ones

By Lara Gale (Moab Sun News)- As fall turns to winter, communities worldwide are preparing to celebrate the memories of deceased loved ones in annual traditional festivals for the dead. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is one such tradition, bringing together music, dancing and delicious home-prepared food in gatherings that allow […]

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Multicultural center offers Spanish lessons to all

By Greg Knight (The Moab Times-Independent)- It’s no great secret that Spanish speakers are the single largest minority group in the United States — and that means those of us who speak English as a first language might be greatly served by learning to effectively communicate in the Lingua Espanola so many of our friends and […]

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