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International Culture Week

Join us for Shepherd University’s first annual International Culture Week!

March 19-23 2018

Regional tables will be set up from 9-5 Monday-Friday in the Rams Den and Scarborough library

Monday, March 19– MENA (Middle East/ North Africa)

❖ Dr. Al Dhafiri, visiting scholar from Kuwait    2:00 pm    Byrd Center Auditorium
❖ Dr. Haque, Islamic Society of Frederick           7:00 pm    Storer Ballroom

Tuesday, March 20– West Africa

❖ “Talk from a Refugee” by Siriki Diabate     7:00 pm    Library 256

Siriki Diabate, a Shepherd Alumnus and proud member of the
IELP team, will give a speech exploring problems and stereotypes that immigrants face in our country; he will bring to life several barriers that immigrants must overcome by sharing emotional and passionate stories of triumph and resilience in the face of adversity.

❖African food tasting, Pan African Student Union     8:00 pm    Storer Ballroom

Wednesday, March 21– The Americas


❖ El Salvador Presentation    12:00- 1:00 pm    Library 256

Shepherd University student Henry Navarrete Mendez will present on the history, culture, and beauty of his home country of El Salvador.

❖ Latino Dance and Food     6:00- 9:00 pm     Byrd Conference Room

Members of Shepherd University’s Alianza will host an evening of food, fun, and dancing. Olé!

Thursday, March 22– Europe

❖ Language Cafés     12:00- 1:00 pm    Rumsey Room

Native and fluent French, Spanish, and German speakers will host conversation tables. “BYOBL” = Bring Your Own Bagged Lunch.

❖ Film Screening of Pan’s Labyrinth     7:00 pm    Erma Ora Bryd Auditorium

Spend the evening with us as we enjoy the 2006 Academy Award winning movie for “best foreign film.”

Friday, March 23– Asia and the Pacific


❖ “Talk on Bangladesh”     12:00- 1:00 pm    Byrd Center Auditorium

Ashley Gomes, a Shepherd student from Bangladesh, will share information about Bangladeshi food, clothing, music, and its fascinating history as a nation.

❖ Filipino Dance Hour     4:00- 5:00 pm     Reynolds Hall

Elmer de Jesus from Extreme Family Fitness in Martinsburg will bring a Filipino Dance Group to help us all boogie into the weekend!

Tune in for more information as the Culture Week approaches!