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November 5, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Amy Cowles
Johns Hopkins University
CultureFest returns to the Homewood campus Wednesday,
Nov. 6, with a 10-day schedule of events designed to
recognize and promote understanding about various cultures
from around the world. Under a theme borrowed from a
familiar Bob Marley song, "One Love, One Heart. Let's Get
Together and Feel All Right," the 16th annual student-run
festival will feature a variety of events designed to steer
CultureFest in a new direction while keeping with its core
ideals, its organizers said.
"What we really want to do is unite the cultural groups
on campus," said sophomore Jennifer Saito, an
international studies major
who is entertainment chair for CultureFest. "There are a lot
of stereotypes we all have that we have to get rid of. So we
are reaching out to each other and showing each other
The committee, led by co-chairs Connie Everett, a
junior majoring in public health, and Grace Chiou, a
sophomore majoring in
biomedical engineering, worked together to co-sponsor
the following events with several groups on campus. All
events, except the club night, hip-hop concert and closing
banquet, are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Noon. A performance by Johns Hopkins'
Gospel Choir in
Shriver Hall Auditorium.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Noon - 3 p.m. Opening ceremonies featuring culture
booths, food and entertainment in the Glass Pavilion.
10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Club Night for Johns Hopkins
students at Redwood Trust. The third floor of the club will
be reserved for Johns Hopkins students only. $6 with Johns
Hopkins ID. Co-sponsored by the Inter-Fraternity Council and
the Inter-Asian Council.
Friday, Nov. 8
8 p.m. Hip-Hop Concert by Isaias featuring kr3ts, a
New York-based Latino dance troupe, in
Shriver Hall Auditorium. CDs and refreshments will be sold.
Free with Johns Hopkins ID; $5 for all others.
Saturday, Nov. 9
7 p.m. Culture Show in Shriver Hall Auditorium. This
perennial favorite will showcase individual students'
culturally based talents.
Sunday, Nov. 10
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Study Break featuring treats and ice
cream from Vaccaro's in the Mattin Center Caf‚.
Monday, Nov. 11
8 p.m. A screening of the French film Amelie
in AMR multi-purpose room. Light refreshments will be
Tuesday, Nov. 12
8 p.m. A lecture by Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma
Gandhi and founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for
Non-Violence, in Shriver Hall Auditorium. Co-sponsored by
the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium,
Amnesty International, the
Multicultural Student Affairs and the South Asian
Society of Hopkins.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
5 p.m. University Chaplain
Sharon Kugler will discuss "Destructive Religion" at the
Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3509 N. Charles St. A
light dinner will be provided.
7:30 p.m. A performance of salsa-tinged music by
guitarist-composer David Broza in Shriver Hall Auditorium.
Co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins
Hillel, the Jewish Students
Association and the
Organization for Programming. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10
in advance or $12 at the door for students and children; $20
in advance or $25 at the door for the public; $50 for one
ticket and priority seating; $180 for two tickets and
priority seating. For more information, call 410-516-0333.
Friday, Nov. 15
8 p.m. Fashions modeled by Johns Hopkins students in
the Glass Pavilion.
Saturday, Nov. 16
6 p.m. Closing banquet. $12 in advance ($15 at the
door) for students; $15 for staff and faculty.
For ticket requests and more information, send an e-mail to
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