In an attempt to bridge the gap between cultures, SHAPE Community Center’s coalition of community partners hosted the 2018 International Food & Cultural Festival, the 3rd annual event of its kind showcasing international flavor through the food and culture of countries represented in Houston. Food, music, and art have long been national as well as international genres of communication. This International Food Festival and cultural celebration allowed participants a global experience via food, music, dance, dress, art, literature, capoeira and more. Attendees included Dr. Angelina Chambers, Charles Washington, Nedzra Johnson, Kofi Taharka, LJ Garfield, Deloyd Parker, Councilmember Amanda Edwards, Courtney House, Juan Armela, Maraleny Castro, Rebekah Jones, Bradley Ward, Ifueko Omorogbe, Dumilde Assuncao, Lidia Vilinga, Cilia Canga, Grimaldo Rocha, Elsie McGowan, Yolanda Foulkes, Barbara Phelps and many more.