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Multicultural Guide Highlights Diverse Louisville Community

Wednesday March 17, 2004

Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled the “Louisville Multicultural Visitor 2004-2005,” a 63-page booklet that highlights the community’s increasingly diverse neighborhoods and businesses.

“We have a great story to tell,” Abramson said in unveiling the booklet. “From the neighborhoods around Iroquois Manor, the home of 11 internationally focused businesses, to a community with a history rich in contributions from people such as Muhammad Ali, Ed Hamilton and Lionel Hampton.”

The booklet, put together by the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Louisville Metro Office for International Affairs, highlights multicultural districts and neighborhoods in the community and provides a quick reference guide to international organizations, restaurants and businesses, Abramson said.

The booklet also provides details about the different ethnic and racial groups that call Louisville home. About 20,000 copies of the guide have been printed. They will be available to visitors and others at the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Copies also will be distributed in local schools, Abramson said.

The convention bureau paid for the guide, Abramson said. Staff from the Office for International Affairs helped write the publication. For more information about the guide, and how to receive a copy, contact Peggy Riley, director of multicultural affairs the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, at 584-2121.