CultureFest returns to the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus on Thursday, Nov. 11, with a 10-day schedule of events to recognize and promote understanding about various cultures from around the world.
Under the theme "The Whole World in Our Hands," the 18th annual student-run festival will feature a variety of events designed to encourage students to learn about the heritage of other ethnic groups, its organizers said. This year's theme was chosen to emphasize the diversity of Johns Hopkins students, faculty and staff.
"We want to help the Hopkins community spread diversity and we hope these events encourage people to express their cultural identities," said co-chair Isimenmen Oribabor, 19, a sophomore majoring in public health studies. She is from Pennsauken, N.J., and is of Kenyan- Nigerian descent.
Said co-chair Edward Chan, "This year, we are trying to get all the smaller, newer cultural groups on campus involved in the events." Chan, 21, is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering. He is from Kennett Square, Pa., and his family is from Hong Kong.
The CultureFest committee is co-sponsoring the following events with several groups on campus. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jhu.edu/culturefest/.
Thursday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 12, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m.
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