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November 2, 2001
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CONTACT: Glenn Small
A Celebration of Cultures:
Culture Fest 2001
Culture Fest at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus
returns Thursday, Nov. 8, with a weeklong schedule of events
designed to recognize and promote understanding about cultures
from around the world. The 15th annual student-run event features
a variety of events and activities, including music, ethnic food,
films, discussions and a speech by noted author and civil rights
activist Lani Guinier.
Paul Richie and Nikole Benders are co-directors of Culture Fest
2001, the theme of which is, "Identify. Relate. Construct."
"The idea is to identify your own culture and then you relate to
another culture, learn about it," said Richie, a sophomore
philosophy major from Waco, Texas. "They learn about you and your
culture and then eventually you construct a new culture."
Goals of Culture Fest include developing a cross-cultural
understanding and unity, to build a sense of community and to
celebrate culture and diverse communities. All events, except the
closing day banquet, are free and open to the public.
The following is a schedule of events:
Thursday, Nov. 8
7 p.m. Opening ceremonies in the Glass Pavillion.
8 p.m. Lani Guinier, author, scholar and civil rights
activist, speaks in Shriver Hall.
Friday, Nov. 9
8 p.m. Culture showcase, featuring traditional and modern
cultural performances from a variety of student groups. Shriver
10 p.m. Unity party in the Great Hall of Levering Hall.
Monday, Nov. 12
8 p.m. Cultural booths and an opportunity to learn about
and discuss different cultures in a coffeehouse setting. E-level
of Levering Hall.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
4 p.m. International Food Court at the Glass Pavilion.
Sample various cultural cuisines from around the world.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
8 p.m. Jazz and poetry slam with Galen Abdur-Razzaq, a
jazz flutist. Mattin Center Café.
Thursday, Nov. 15
12 noon. Showing of a documentary about what it's like to
be a black student at Hopkins A discussion follows this short
film. Arellano Theatre.
Friday, Nov. 16
3 p.m. African Students Association workshop. Video,
5 p.m. Japanese Students International
Saturday, Nov. 17
6 p.m. Closing Banquet. Cost: $15. Glass Pavilion
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