Taste of Civility 2023

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Program Description

Event Details

Taste of Civility is part of the Choose Civility: Allegany County initiative, a grassroots plan to improve and enrich Allegany County by promoting civil conversations and kindness toward others. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The evening will be spent celebrating and learning about different cultures represented in our community. It will include presenters who share stories, music, art, and poetry. The following are three goals that the program aims to achieve:

Promote cultural awareness: The program aims to promote cultural awareness by providing a platform for people from different cultures to share their stories, music, art, and poetry. By doing so, it helps people learn about different cultures and establish new ways of thinking and approaching problems.

Encourage respect for diversity: The program seeks to encourage respect for diversity by promoting the idea that we should treat each other with respect regardless of where we came from. It encourages people to respect others’ beliefs and share their own culture with others

Create a better environment for all: The program aims to create a better environment for families and communities where everyone can thrive. By promoting cultural diversity, it helps people avoid discriminating against others because of their beliefs or lifestyle. It encourages people to think about the positive things that different cultures can bring to enrich our lives and be friends with people who come from different ethnicities and races.



Please be advised that the food items at this potluck event are contributed by individual participants. The organizers and the venue assume no responsibility for the preparation, safety, or content of the dishes.

If you have concerns about specific health or allergy conditions, please consult with the contributors directly.

By participating in this potluck, you acknowledge that you are responsible for making choices based on your dietary needs and health considerations.



The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the Programming Department at 301-777-1200.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Photo Disclaimer

Allegany County Library System may be taking photos at library sponsored programs.  Your participation in the program signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you.  Please speak to a librarian now if you would prefer that your photo not be taken.