Cultural Affairs Archives

2020 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner City of Refuge

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2020 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner City of Refuge

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City of Refuge provides a unique, valuable service to immigrants and refugees relocating to Columbia, Missouri: to help them recover and regain control of their lives. Their stated goal is to equip those arriving in o...

2020 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner Nikki McGruder

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2020 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner Nikki McGruder

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Each year, the Columbia Values Diversity Celebration Planning Committee recognizes citizens who make significant contributions to our community through the Columbia Values Diversity Award program. This year's recipien...

Percent For Art Artist David Spear

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Percent For Art Artist David Spear

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Artist David Spear was recently commissioned through the City of Columbia's Percent for Art program to create site-specific art for the new Columbia Sports Fieldhouse at A. Perry Philips Park. Columbia's Office of Cul...

City Manager’s Vlog: February Edition, Part 2

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City Manager’s Vlog: February Edition, Part 2

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Columbia City Manager John Glascock talks with James Whitt about the African American Heritage Trail.

2020 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2020 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 2020 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration took place Thursday, January 16, 2020. 2020 Columbia Values Diversity Award Nominees Individual Award Nominees Melissa Carr Dr. Debra Howenstine Nikki McGruder (winner) C...

Colubmbia Values Diversity: Student Writings 2020

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Colubmbia Values Diversity: Student Writings 2020

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This video was included as part of the 27th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Students in grades 4–12 were invited to submit original essays or poetry for possible publication in the 2020 Columbia Values D...

Inclusive Excellence for Business

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Inclusive Excellence for Business

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Social Equity partner Inclusive Impact Institute and the University of Missouri's Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity work together to foster diversity, inclusion and equity in business culture in Columbia.

Columbia’s One Word Project: What’s Your Word?

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Columbia’s One Word Project: What’s Your Word?

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It's not too late to be part of Columbia’s history. Submit your favorite “one word” (or one phrase) description. You might submit historic names and events (at least 50 years in the past), important dates, adjectives,...

Columbia’s One Word Project: What’s Your Word?

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Columbia’s One Word Project: What’s Your Word?

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Be part of Columbia’s history. Submit your favorite “one word” (or one phrase) description. You might submit historic names and events (at least 50 years in the past), important dates, adjectives, Columbia-isms, neigh...

Columbia Experimental Music Festival

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Columbia Experimental Music Festival

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The Columbia Experimental Music Festival, presented by Dismal Niche Arts, returns to Columbia this week. The event kicks off at Cafe Berlin Thursday, October 3, with new jazz percussionist Makaya McCraven. The festiva...