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Appalachian State Hosts 11th Annual Diversity Celebration Tuesday, April 3, in the Student Union

Information courtesy of Appalachian State University.

March 30, 2012. On Tuesday, April 3, Appalachian State University will host the 11th annual Diversity Celebration from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Plemmons Student Union. The 2012 lineup features a wide array of local and international music, eclectic dancing, delectable food and imaginative crafts.

The Diversity Celebration conveys a message of sustainability through cultural interaction and on-going greening initiatives.

Produced and edited by Garrett Ford, Creative Services, Appalachian State University.

2012 Lineup

African Fashion Show; African Drumming and Dance; ASU Gospel Choir; Australian Storytelling and Didjeridoo Music with Paul Taylor; Bam-Jazz Cajun Music; Bhangra; Boone Scottish Country Dancers; Carolina Klezmer Project; Country Magic Cloggers; Entropy Dance Crew; Grandfather Mountain Highlanders; h2o Hip Hop Oasis; Hindi, and Persian Dancers; Lisa Baldwin and Dave Haney; Mexico Mariachi 2000; Mountain Laurels; Native American dancing and drumming; Red Herring Puppets presents: Rowby’s Travels; South American Music with Kike, Miguel y Janiah; Sunday’s Well Irish band; Theater for Social Change; Three Graces Entertainment: Polynesian Dance, Live Middle Eastern Music and Belly Dancers; Zak Corsi: spoken word.

Also, visit the “Schedule of Events” page for a list of times and locations for each performance.

Lessons and Workshops

Belly Dancing; Bhangra Dance; Brazilian Capoeira; Brazilian Carnival Dances; EYA!! Afrolachian Drum and Dance Troupe; Scottish Country Dancing.

Unity Festival Activities – Theme: “How We All Are Connected”

Dress in a Sari; Mehendi Handpainting; Japanese Brush Painting and Origami; The Legend of Uluru (Aboriginal Culture); Aboriginal Facepainting; Appalachian Tools and Traditions (Toymaking, Weaving, Spinning Wool and Knotted Bedspreads, and Cherokee Dream Catchers); Carnivale Masks; World Calendars (Muslim, Persian, Baha’i, Jewish, Gregorian, and Chinese); African Cloth Stamping; Web of Life (Create a World of Connection! How are People, Plants, Rocks and Water all Connected?); Flag Mapping – Match Flags to Countries; Make Diversity Buttons.

Foods of the World (by ASU Food Services)

Middle Eastern Falafel; Caribbean Jerk Chicken; Latin American Tostones; Vietnamese Meatballs; Russian Tea Cookies; and African Lemonade.

The 2012 Diversity Celebration Is Sponsored by:

ASU Parents Association; Black Student Association; Blue Horse Promotions Inc; Boone Endodonics; Equity Diversity and Compliance; Faculty and Academic Development; Health Sciences; High Country Dentistry; High Country Printing Inc; International Education and Development; Los Arcoiris Restaurant; MPrints Inc.; Multicultural Student Development; Precision Printing Inc; Staff Senate;  and a number of individual donors, listed on the 2012 Patrons page.