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  • Celebrating multiculturalism

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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    The cultures that make up the Grenfell Campus community will be celebrated through discussion, performance and cuisine.

     

    "Each year during multiculturalism week, we try to focus on the diversity of the student population here on campus," said Shanda Williams, student programming coordinator (international) Grenfell Campus. "Through our public activities, students, faculty and staff will highlight a little piece of their own culture and help to educate locals about places that they may have only heard of before."

     

    For the first time, students will perform culturally-traditional theatre, songs and dances from their home countries at the Multicultural Show to be held at the Arts and Culture Centre on Saturday, March 25 beginning at 7 p.m. The show will also feature traditional dress and some international food sampling.

     

    Please see the full schedule below:

     

    Tuesday, March 21,

    11 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Multicultural Craft Fair

    Arts and Science atrium, Grenfell Campus

    Support students and artists from Newfoundland and around the world as they display beautiful crafts and ethnic food for sale.

     

     

    6 p.m.

    "Racial discrimination: What is the university's role and how should we respond?"

    AS 328, Grenfell Campus

    Join us for a panel discussion of various stakeholders as they share their perspectives on current events and the university's role and how we should respond. This is open to the public and we welcome dialogue.

    Refreshments will be provided.

     

     

    Wednesday, March 22

    2-4 p.m.

    Global Cultural Room – Official opening

    Chalet 2200, Grenfell Campus

    Join the GCSU International Students Caucus and Student Services to officially open Global Cultural Room located in Chalet 2200. Refreshments will be provided.

     

    Thursday, March 23

    4:30 p.m.

    Celebrate Multiculturalism Day at Colemans at the Gardens

    Colemans at the Gardens 

    Join students from Grenfell Campus as the give out samples of foods from their countries.  Also, make a donation in support of the Grenfell Campus Emergency Food Bank.

     

    7 p.m.

    Films from Away: Dheepan

    AS 2026, Grenfell Campus

    Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers - a woman and a little girl - hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the "family" moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his "wife" and his "daughter," but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior's instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.

      

     Saturday, March 25

    7-9 p.m.

    Multicultural Show

    Arts and Culture Centre

    Join us for an evening of entertainment as students, staff, faculty and community members join together to present Grenfell Campus's first Multicultural Show. Celebrate cultures and traditions from all over the world right here in Corner Brook as well as some international food sampling. General admission: $10 students: $5 Tickets can be purchased at the Arts and Culture Centre box office and online. For more information, please click here.  

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