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Raíces Cultural Center wants to make available its multimedia cultural resources to the community via this digital archive. Through this portal, those interested can access information and exhibits related to the organization's mission of preserving cultural roots through the arts, history and ecology.

Raíces Cultural Center was founded in 2008 with a focus on the preservation of folkloric Caribbean arts and cultural traditions. This includes a diversity of backgrounds and the melding together of Indigenous, African, European, and Asian cultures. In the ten years that Raíces has been in existence as an organization we have expanded our mission and cultural exchange initiative to include building cultural bridges and culture sharing to document the rich diversity of backgrounds that have come together in the diaspora and the evolution and history of culture in our home state of New Jersey. We have begun collaborations with other NJ culture bearers and cultural groups and organizations to create exhibits, documenting and sharing their cultural work, history and traditions through photos, videos, writing and oral history.

In addition to these multimedia resources, the Raíces Digital Archive also makes accessible resources related to its programs and activities, thereby documenting the Center's rich visual, artistic and culturally rooted history, and creating an additional educational tool for participants in local cultural programs offered by Raíces.

Any culture bearer, group or organization in and around our community is invited to collaborate, please get in contact by emailing raices@raicesculturalcenter.org.

Grant funding has been provided by
The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Through a grant provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission,
a Division of the Department of State