The mission of the International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) is to "Celebrate Cleveland’s multicultural communities through collaboration and cooperation on initiatives that promote the prosperity of the region and its diverse people".
One of the most popular of ICC-WIN's activities is the annual Multicultural Holiday Party. The 2017 event, held at the Global Center for Health Innovation, was the 8th annual party. Hundreds of people from dozens of diverse backgrounds gathered to sample international foods, watch performances, view an international fashion show and meet and socialize with others.
Here are some highlights. Be sure to click on the links to see all the photos and videos from the evening.
ICC-WIN president Ken Kovach welcomed the crowd and then event chair Mehmet Gencer continued the introduction.
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They started with this classic Mexican song.