Franklin Heritage Night

One of the wonderful things about America, and about the Bay Area in particular, is that almost all of us have family origins that started someplace else. That’s an incredible blend of backgrounds, cultures, and cuisine.

To celebrate this diversity, and to learn about cultures around the world, Franklin is hosting Heritage Night on Monday, February 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lum Elementary School Auditorium.

We’ll have a potluck dinner, raffles for a globe and an almanac, world music, a capoeira demonstration, origami, and a world-map art project. Each family receives one raffle ticket at the door, more if they bring a dish to share, and an extra ticket for those who come dressed in traditional cultural clothing.

It’s a free event for Franklin families, but WE NEED YOU to make this happen.

First, and most importantly, we need you to come to Heritage Night! Sign up here.

Second, BRING A DISH for the potluck. This can be a dish from your own heritage, or, if those leave you uninspired or you aren’t sure where your ancestors came from, pick another region! The International Recipes page on Epicurious lets you sort food by region of the world—from African to Asian to Creole to Spanish.

We’ll also need volunteers for the following activities:

  • Set up, decorate, and arrange balloons
  • Direct attendees to the auditorium as they arrive
  • Organize and arrange food during the event
  • Clean up (Lum janitors will be on duty, we just need to gather our own items)

If you can help, email Athena Xenakis at, and look for the SignUp Genius link in the next weekly newsletter.

This is an important social and educational event for Franklin’s parents and kids. We hope to see you there!

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