International Culture Fest - Wednesday, April 3rd
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this unique scholarly event.
The International Culture Fest's purpose is to showcase our diversity as a group. Although we might be different in terms of the color of our skin, place or country of our birth, one thing brings us together, which is the fact that we are all human beings. In most African cultures, the essence of “common unity” is celebrated, and that is why we as Africans live in communities. The essence of common unity states that there are more things that bring us together as human beings than that separate us. Some of those things that are common to us all are conveyed in the word “culture.” And culture may be defined as a way of life. In essence, our culture is reflected in the followings areas of our lives:
- Ways of Dressing
- Arts - Performing/Visual Arts
Along with the African Descendants Student Association, we have decided to highlight one of the basics of our culture, which is “common unity” by inviting other cultures, countries, and people to join us as we celebrate our diversity, as well as our unity through the International Culture Fest.
Schedule of Events
1pm – Handing out passport
1:00 - 2:30pm – Passage/ PowerPoint (People go to tables to get stamps)
2:30 - 3:00pm – Food
3:00 - 4:00pm – Music and Dance
4:00 - 5:00pm – Fashion show
5:00 - 6:00pm – Thank you/awards
Culture Fest Activities
Culture booths - display booths representing over 20 countries will be showcasing items that are unique to their culture. Items such as textiles, currency, and art work will be on display, as well as basic info regarding each individual country. You dont want to miss this hands on experience!
Parade of Representatives - Each country represented at the festival will participate in a parade of cultures. This lively parade will be sure to thrill you.
Music - Throughout the afternoon, a DJ will be playing music from different parts of the world. Along with various African and cultural musical performances, there will also be a showcase of different dancing steps from Africa all the way to the Americas.
Food - Come taste food from different cultures! There will be a variety of ethnic food and drink available for your tasting pleasure.
Fashion Show - Reinhardt's own students will model fashions from different parts of the world. The show will feature mostly African outfits.
Countries represented in the International Culture Fest:
Trinidad and Tobago