Women of Toledo to organize Art, Food & Fun Festival in conjunction with Asian Heritage Month

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 1 pm to 6:30 pm, Women of Toledo, with the support of the HerHub Business Network, will be presenting an IN-PERSON festival: ‘Art, Food & Fun’: A showcase of various local Asian-owned businesses and restaurants in celebration of Asian Heritage Month (AHM).

Open to all, this event will offer family-friendly activities including Chinese calligraphy, Japanese Ikebana station, henna, and a community mural of Pond of Koi. Samples of Asian-inspired Mocktails, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese foods will be offered.

In the response to the hate crimes and discrimination towards Asians in communities across the United States, Women of Toledo aims to strengthen our neighborhoods and community through the appreciation of racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity to encourage an inclusive and peaceful society.

Partnering with the University of Toledo’s Center for International Studies with the support from the City of Toledo’s Human Relations Commission, we will raise awareness of the vital role that Asian Americans have played in building a strong and successful community and nation.

To adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, masks will be required. There is a limit of 50 guests for each of the three 90-minute time slots: 1 pm to 2:30 pm; 3 pm to 4:30 pm; and 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Therefore, pre-registration is required. Link: www.419asianheritage.eventbrite.com

Some of the Asian groups and HerHub Members we will showcase include: The Confucius Institute, The Toledo Symphony Orchestra’s Cello Quartet, Bombay Kitchen, Shokudo Kitchen, Kay’s Table, Artist Afreen, Social Event Co., Pineapples and Parties, Uncork the Artist, Simplicity Sounds, and Elite Karate.

HerHub was established in 2018, under the governance of Women of Toledo. HerHub is committed to serving and supporting Toledo’s diverse female business owners and community leaders via our online resources, online networking events, and social media marketing.

Established in 2014, Inclusive for Women Inc. – Women of Toledo (WoT) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the Greater Toledo community that advocates for diversity and inclusion with a focus on economic empowerment. The organization offers programs and services that help tackle issues critical to women’s economic advancement and interrupt various biases in the workplace, marketplace, community, and family. We have a remarkably diverse group of women leaders committed to bringing together youth and women to learn from and support each other. For more information on WoT and other initiatives, please visit womenoftoledo.org