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Students celebrate diverse cultures at annual Global Expo at Rio Americano

The cultures and traditions of more than a dozen countries came alive during the 4th annual Global Expo at Rio Americano (GEAR).  


More than 90 students representing different countries shared their diverse traditions with others. The event featured food, art, games and traditional dances from around the world. 


“I felt the need to make sure my students didn’t turn their backs on their homeland, their culture, their language and GEAR was born,” said Mirna Jope, Rio Americano teacher and lead organizer of the event.


The event drew more than 2,000 people throughout the day. 


Watch the video below to learn more about GEAR.