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Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160 | Fax (410) 516-5251

November 5, 2002
CONTACT: Amy Cowles
(410) 516-7160

Johns Hopkins University CultureFest 2002

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 support."

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 provided.

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 Office of 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 Hopkins 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 jhuculturefest@yahoo.com.

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