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

Published Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

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.

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