BRCC's International Festival Celebrates Diversity | Events
Celebrating our student’s rich intercultural diversity, Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), will host its fifth annual International Education Festival, Nov. 13-16.
The International Education Festival is a chance for the college to gather together to experience a variety of international cultures and for students to share a part of their country’s heritage with each other, through music, dance, food, lectures, and exhibits.
The festival will kick-off Tuesday, Nov.16, with a performance by BRCC’s Jazz Ensemble, led by local jazz legend and BRCC Associate Professor of Music, Eric Baskin.
Carrie Causey, co-chair of the event, is looking forward to another successful event.
“The goal of the festival is to raise awareness of international concerns, and help students to view themselves as part of a global community,” said Causey.
“This year will be unique, as we have incorporated two new events, Holi, the festival of colors, and Chinese Line Dancers from Kong Fu Studios in Baton Rouge.”
Holi is celebrated as the welcoming of spring and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. During Holi, participants chase each other and playfully splash colorful paint, powder and water on each other.
Causey, thinks the new additions will be a hit.
All events are free and open to the public.
Schedule of Events:
12-1 p.m. - A performance by the BRCC Jazz Band (Student Center)
11a-4p: Student displays (Student Center)
11a-12p: Chinese Lion Dancing from White Crane Kung Fu Studio (Magnolia Fountain/ Magnolia Gallery in case of rain)
11:30a-11:45a: Classical Indian Dance, Subha Rajgopal (Magnolia Fountain/ Magnolia Gallery in case of rain)
12-12:45 p: A presentation on renowned international blog, "Creativity Decoded," from creator, Aaron Yeboah *sponsored by the I Too, America Club (LA Boardroom, 1st floor Louisiana)
12:30-12:45 p: A demonstration from The Chi Institute of Martial Arts, Master Chontas (Student Center)
1-2p: A presentation on the Peace Corps experience (LA Boardroom, 1st floor Louisiana)
2-2:30 p: A presentation on Hebrew language, Rabbi Barry Weinstein (LA Boardroom, 1st floor Louisiana)
3:30- 4p: Italian song, Paolo Chirumbolo (Student Center)
11:30 a: Free International Food (Student Center)
12-1p: Contemporary World Music, Charles Brooks Ph.D. (Student Center)
4-5p: International Poetry, French Club and BRCC Poetry Club (Student Center)
10-10:30a: Zumba, an international fitness program, Cammila Foreman (Student Center)
11-11:30a: A demonstration of Iaido, Japanese Sword Martial Art (Student Center)
12-12:30p: An homage to Holi, the Indian festival of colors (the field in front of Magnolia Library) *participants will be throwing colored powder; dress accordingly
1-1:15p: A presentation of Nigerian traditional dress, Olufundwa Akinandwe (Student Center)
3-4p: Salzburg-Bavaria Summer Study Abroad Program Informational (LA Boardroom, first floor Louisiana Bldg.)
For additional information, call 216-8097.
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