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Thrive students teach community culture lesson

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Posted at 10:44 PM, Apr 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-22 23:44:32-04

Hundreds of people packed together at Omaha South High Magnet School to learn more about each other.

"The whole point is to bring the community here at no cost and really experience things that they may never have encountered."

The organization Thrive hosted the event.

The group is made up of about 250 Omaha Public School students who are all either immigrants, or refugees.

"If we can open up and see better value in the culture we are able to live a better life."

Students shared food, music, and culture from around the world.

The goal is to educate the community on the diversity found right here in Omaha.

"When you see other people's cultures you learn to appreciate the difference."

"It's a lot easier to understand each other and respect each other."

Not only to share their culture, but also remember their own roots.

"Maintaining their culture, tradition and their delicious food."

With immigration being a hot topic, students say it's important to get their message out.

"It’s people from all over Omaha, I think we had like 15 hundred people last year, and even more this year."

Students say this event proves different cultures can co-exist.

 

"We want to bring the community together so they can taste, see, different group of people can get along."