Nashville has more Kurdish residents than any other U.S. city and has the ninth-largest Laotian population. More than 140 languages are spoken in Nashville Metro Public Schools. Best known for its appreciation for music, Nashville also celebrates the many cultures that enrich the community. This tour showcases Nashville’s emerging ethnic districts with a nod to the past and a glimpse of the future. Public art installations, a repurposed grocery store now home to restaurants and business incubators, and Casa Azafran—the hub of the city’s immigrant community deeply and broadly engaged in real estate impacts—are only a few stops on this tour of Nashville’s diverse cultural fabric. Learn how public/private partnership investments are working to ensure that Nashville embraces a thriving, equitable future for all residents. Participants will take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of these diversely rich sides of Nashville.
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