Additional Events Added to International DFW Month

For Immediate Release
Jan.16, 2007
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance
photos are available upon request
click HERE to download complete schedule with all details and contact information

DFW ....a la Carte!  Feel the synergy of cultures from all over the world, an extravaganza of activities
by the New Americans that are reshaping our region's face!


DFW International Community Alliance announces additional events for the upcoming International DFW Month.  Each event will showcase an exciting cultural experience that makes up the diverse and unique population of the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. International DFW Month begins March 6 in Addison with the Hall of Fame Awards and Opening Reception and closes on April 8 in Dallas with the Global Sacred Music Celebration.   Click HERE to download a full schedule of events for the International DFW Week, with locations, times, contact information.  The series is produced by DFW International Community Alliance, a network of 1,600 international community organizations.

Dr. Don Benton Chairman Elect of DFW International Community Alliance, says “There was a time when we referred to Dallas as a city without limits, with the best yet to come. How right we were then and how right we are today. The great changes that have occurred in North Texas in the past 30 years are an indication that people from around the world continue to believe and perceive Texas as a pioneer destination …a place where the American Dream is alive and well.”

The retired Senior Pastor for Spring Valley Unite Methodist Church and former President of The Kindness Foundation of Dallas, Dr. Benton feels that DFW International Community Alliance builds bridges rather than walls in the midst of this diversity.  Today, over 40% of our population is composed of immigrants and their children.The strength of a city lies in how we can capitalize on the unique strengths each brings, and we are proud to present International DFW Month to showcase our international organizations and communities.” 

The program for International DFW Month includes:

  Hall of Fame Awards &  Opening Reception in Addison
•   International Women's Day Luncheon at Texas Christian University
  TITAS presents Noche Flamenca at SMU
  Journey to the West on the Silk Road, Open House and Cultural Demonstrations at Tzu Chi Foundation
  Opening of Photography Exhibit at UTDallas: Living The American Dream
  Fiesta Latinoamericana! / Latin American Fiesta! in Plano
•   Jazz Festival at Texas Christian University
  Women in Asia -- AdventureAsia! at the Crow Collection ofAsian Art  
  Family Festival of Global Faiths at Thanksgiving Square
  Cultural Center of the Americas in Fort Worth: Latina Women's Recognition Awards
  Dallas International Festivalat The Majestic Theater
  Tres Mujeres Medievales, theatre about Jewish, Christian and Muslim women at Austin College
  Texas Salsa Championships at Molina High School
  International Communities Media Workshops at KERA
  DFW Int'l Day of Citizenship at Richland College
  Distinguished Lecture Series by UTArlington Center for Mexican American Studies
  Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXVIII Opening Day with Real Madrid (Spain), Chelsea (England) and Guadalajara Chivas (Mexico)    
•   International Day at Brookhaven College
  DFW International Communities Volunteer Day saluting American Veterans (various sites)
•   International Day at Dallas Public Library
 Global Sacred Music Celebration: reflections on hope, peace and the divine in the Unity Church of Dallas

As details on each event become available, they are posted on a series of web pages created by DFW International. Call 972-661-2764 or visit for more information.   Photos of many performers and participants are available.

DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the region’s ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations.  The organization promotes and links North Texas ethnic and immigrant groups through its website and cultural calendar at, that receives over ten million hits a month.  International DFW Week 2007 is made possible through the support of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Addison, and the City of Plano.