• Learn about cross-cultural programming study

    Committed to building an inclusive community where cultures collaborate and celebrate together, the city has gathered feedback about cross-cultural programming in Bellevue. 

    Residents can learn about the results of the Cross-Cultural Programming Public Outreach Study completed in October at either of two meetings. Please register if you plan to attend.

    • Monday, June 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 SE Newport Way; or
    • Wednesday, June 19, 6:30-8 p.m. at Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St.

    Each year the city engages residents in cross-cultural events and programs, including Cultural Conversations, Welcome Week and Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. The city sponsors and collaborates on events led by community organizations such as the Annual Race and Equity Summit, the Bellevue College Pride Festival, Cultural Crossroads and the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival.

    The city facilitated community dialogues as part of the study of residents’ values, concerns and aspirations regarding cross-cultural programming. The purpose was to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of existing offerings.

    The city gathered feedback from 443 survey participants and 125 workshop attendees. 

    In May, City Council explored the results of the study and approved moving forward with a feasibility study of physical spaces in Bellevue that could support ongoing and even increased demand for cultural programming.

    Published on 06/10/2019