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Join Upstate International in Celebrating World Cultures Right Here in South Carolina
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Join Upstate International in Celebrating World Cultures Right Here in South Carolina

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2023

[Upstate, SC]

For the 11th year, March is welcoming Upstate International Month!

Throughout the year Upstate International continuously shares about various international and cultural-related activities happening in the Upstate. Upstate International is a small team with a broad mission, and March is the month we chose to go the extra mile to highlight the Diversity in our region. We believe that together we can make a more inclusive and welcoming Upstate to everyone, and an important part of our work is to show our community HOW BEAUTIFUL DIVERSITY IS. The reason why the City of Greenville officially proclaimed every March as Upstate International Month is clear to us: our community breathes culture, welcomes the new, and embraces our differences – and UI is very proud to be an important part of that!

Since its inception in 2013, every month of March has been filled with 100s of internationally-themed public events, including colorful international parties, art receptions, theater performances, film screenings, global education programs, and opportunities to experience exciting culture and culinary creations from around the world. This thirty-one-day March celebration of world cultures started TODAY with “Anthems of the World” at noon when the Clemson Carillonneurs students rang out anthems from over 10 different countries.

In 2022, over 60 organizations across the Upstate have partnered with Upstate International to present globally-themed community events such as the international coffee and cuisine tastings, university lectures on global issues, internationally themed musical performances, film/documentary screenings, bi-lingual story times, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, international cooking classes, dance performances and lessons, international trivia night, artists receptions and wine tastings, and so much more.

Upstate International invites all companies across South Carolina to join them in celebrating the different cultures around the globe. A full UI Month calendar is kept with cultural and internationally-related events happening in the region, and all companies are invited to join it. Companies and individuals are encouraged to add one or more international and cultural activities to their March calendar, and to share about it with Upstate International. This is a FREE OF CHARGE PARTNERSHIP, not incurring any costs to participating companies while helping to celebrate the wonderful diversity in our community.

Participating companies are welcome to support this initiative by co-branding their March activities with Upstate International, by adding our Fun on a Global Scale UI Month logo to their marketing materials.

To download the Fun on a Global Scale UI Month logo, click here.

To share March events with Upstate International, please click here.

To check the full UIM calendar of events (more being added every day!), please click here.

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WHAT: Upstate International is inviting all of the Upstate South Carolina to join Upstate International Month, a month-long program of internationally themed events designed to highlight, promote, and celebrate the rich international and cultural diversity we all share in and benefit from living in the Upstate.

WHEN: March 1-31, 2023

HOW: UI encourages everyone to attend UIM-related activities throughout the Upstate, and all companies in the Upstate to host one or more international or cultural-related activities to their March calendar, in a way to celebrate diversity. Participant companies will be shared thoroughly on UI’s website, social media, tv and radio spots – a great way to put your brand on the spot! Companies are also encouraged to co-brand their events by adding the Upstate International Month Fun on a Global Scale logo to their marketing collateral. The logo is available at this link:https://tinyurl.com/uimonthlogo. Companies can share their March events at this link: https://tinyurl.com/uimonth2023

COST: this is a FREE OF CHARGE PARTNERSHIP, not incurring any costs while helping celebrate diversity in our community.

About Upstate International

Founded in 1998, Upstate International is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas. World Affairs Council Upstate, a program of Upstate International, is dedicated to fostering a deep understanding of global affairs and cultures. As an affiliate of World Affairs Councils of America, Upstate International is part of the largest grassroots organization in the United States that inspires, educates, and engages Americans in the international affairs and the critical global issues of our times.

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Visit: www.upstateinternational.org

Media Contacts:

Tracie Frese, Executive Director, Upstate International, 864-631-2188, tracie@upstateinternational.org

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