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Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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For 24 years, the city of Columbia has come together to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also to continue his dream of a diverse and inclusive community. This year a record-breaking 1100...

24th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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24th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 24th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration was held Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 7 a.m.–8:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Each year, the Celebration brings people together from throughout our co...

Columbia Values Diversity Student Writings

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Columbia Values Diversity Student Writings

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This video was included as part of the 24th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Students in grades 4–12 were invited to submit original essays or poetry for possible publication in the 2017 Columbia Values ...

Off the Clock: Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine

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Off the Clock: Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine

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By day, Tony St. Romaine resolves conflicts as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Columbia, Missouri. In his spare time, St. Romaine resolves to become a better painter, one brush stroke and tutorial video at a t...

Undercover Art: The Locust Mural Project

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Undercover Art: The Locust Mural Project

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More than a dozen Career Awareness Related Experience (C.A.R.E.) students spent their summer painting the Locust Street tunnel at Columbia, Missouri's Flat Branch Park with local artist, Madeleine LeMieux.

Traffic Box Art: These Streets Are Full of Color

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Traffic Box Art: These Streets Are Full of Color

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From bland to beautiful: learn the inspiration behind Madeleine Marie LeMieux's 2016 addition to the Columbia, Missouri, traffic box art program.

Columbia, Missouri Fire Department Art: Last Call Bell

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Columbia, Missouri Fire Department Art: Last Call Bell

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Firefighters ring the last call bell when one of their own dies in the line of duty. Now, there is a ceramic memorial to honor those who have given their lives in an effort to save others.

2016 Fire in the Sky Celebration

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2016 Fire in the Sky Celebration

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Come celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Columbia! Karen Chandler, superintendent of the Parks and Recreation department, talks about everything that's going on for the 64th annual Fire in the Sky celebration.

2016 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2016 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 23rd Annual Celebration of the Life & Teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's theme is "Unity in Our Community." Recorded on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

Diversity Writings 2016: Unity in our Community

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Diversity Writings 2016: Unity in our Community

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This video features students reading from their poems or essays describing how there is unity in our community despite our differences. The video was featured at the Columbia Values Diversity Celebration Thursday, Ja...