returns to the Homewood campus this week with a 10-day
schedule of events providing insight into the various
cultures that blend to form the Johns Hopkins community.
The 19th annual student-run festival will kick off at
noon on Thursday, Nov. 10, in Levering's Glass Pavilion
with remarks by Ray Gillian, assistant provost and director
of the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office, and
will feature performances from the Saint Veronica Youth
Steel Drum Band and Josh, a student group that performs
various types of Indian dances. Light refreshments will be
Events continue through Saturday, Nov. 19, and include
the Culture Show, featuring performances by several student
cultural groups, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Shriver
Hall Auditorium; the Night Market, offering a variety of
ethnic foods and student demonstrations at 7 p.m., on
Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Glass Pavilion; and a health fair
for the local Latino community on Thursday, Nov. 17,
sponsored by Salud, a student-run initiative for
To illustrate this year's theme, "Through Our Eyes,"
CultureFest organizers will distribute disposable cameras
to students so they can take pictures of their campus
community. The photos will be posted in Levering and the
Mattin Center to help everyone see the Homewood world
through the eyes of its students.
"We hope that this year's CultureFest clearly reflects
the diversity at Johns Hopkins University and the
surrounding neighborhood," said Jason Lee, a junior
majoring in neuroscience who is co-chairing the festival
with Isimenmen Oribabor, a junior majoring in public health
For a complete list of events, go to
www.jhu.edu/culturefest. Additional information is
available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 410-516-2224.