The fight against hate is a noble cause, and that's exactly what they'll be doing in Caras Park next weekend for the first annual Missoula Together event. Several organizations are coming together to hold a big gathering, celebrating all of the different cultures and traditions that make up Missoula.

The event is on Sunday, September 22nd from 1 to 4 PM at Caras Park, and will involve food, music, art, museum tours, and more! Here's all the info you need from their Facebook event page:

Please join us for the first annual event to experience the joy and harmony of many cultures cooperating and collaborating!

Missoula Together is the result of a collective dream of the Mayor’s office, local clergy, and local advocacy organizations to mount an event that celebrates ALL of us and shares our traditions and our special histories in the City of Missoula.

It grew out of recent history: In early 2019, a significant flurry of antisemitic leaflets and graffiti appeared in Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley. Private residences and the university campus were leafleted, and several churches found antisemitic screeds affixed to their doors.

We harnessed our collective outrage to do something positive and express our love for and commitment to the many cultures and religious traditions that contribute to the rich fabric of Missoula community life. By sharing who we are, we will dispel fear and false myths about “the other” and build community together. And so, Missoula Together was born!

This year, we will assemble at Caras Park on the afternoon of Sunday September 22 from 1 to 4 pm for three hours of inspiration: music, dance, food, art, museum tours, and general celebration!

If you, or your organization would like to participate, please contact:
Rabbi Laurie Franklin
Har Shalom/Missoula, MT
E-mail :

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