Multicultural Festival Underway at Wabash

March 25, 2008

The 2008 Wabash College Multicultural Festival is underway and will continue through Saturday, April 12. Events range from Polish films to Asian dances to a lecture by Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X.

The entire list of events follows:

2008 Multicultural Festival Schedule

A world authors and literature multimedia exhibit is on display in Lilly Library from March 27 through April 12

The Human Race Machine is on campus from March 22 through March 30. Click here to view photos.

Thursday, March 27
11:50 a.m. — Lion Dance on the mall sponsored by Asian Student Society followed by a cookout sponsored by Unidos por Sangre and the International Students Association. Click here to view photos of the Lion Dance.

5:00 p.m. Fish and Splits — Fish fry and banana splits at the Malcolm X Institute

Friday, March 28
3:30 p.m. — A Multicultural Palate: A celebration of native languages and sampling of foods at the Malcolm X Institute (various native speakers representing 10 languages will share poetry, prose or song in their native tongue; language interns, language clubs, UPS, ISA, Asian Students, and other clubs will provide ethnic foods). Click here to view photos.

Monday, March 31 — Polish Day
12:00 p.m. — Michael Opieczonek and Filip Lempa will show a short film and make a presentation about Silesia in Detchon International Hall (includes lunch)

8:00pm Screening of the Polish film "White" directed by Kieslowski in the Hays Science Hall, Room 104 (includes pizza).

Tuesday, April 1
12:00 p.m. — Opening for Permanent Installation of African Art in the Malcolm X Institute (includes lunch).

6:30 p.m. — African Buffet Dinner and Round Table discussion led by keynote speaker Dr. Benson Onyeji of Manchester College. Hosted in Detchon International Hall (reservations required).

8:00 p.m. Brazilian Capoeira Group, an exciting mixture of martial arts, acrobatics, and dance.

Wednesday, April 2
8:00 p.m. — The Japanese film "Seven Samurai," sponsored by the Asian Students Association, will be shown in Korb Classroom of the Fine Arts Center (Sushi will be provided).

Thursday, April 3
7:00 p.m. — MXIBS Visiting Speaker: Ilyasah Shabazz (daughter of Malcolm X) will lecture in the Wabash College Chapel.

Tuesday, April 8
8:00 p.m. — "Maria Full of Grace," a film sponsored by Unidos Por Sangr™ will be screened in Hays Hall, Room 104.

Wednesday, April 9
8:00 p.m. — Wamidan Concert (world music and dance ensemble) in Salter Concert Hall.

Thursday, April 10
8:00 p.m. — "Lust, Caution," a Chinese film directed by Aung Lee, will be shown at 8:00 p.m. in Hays Hall, Room 104 (a pre-screening reception is sponsored by the Asian Students Association).


Saturday, April 12
6:00 p.m. — International Students Association Dinner at 6:00 p.m. in Knowling Fieldhouse (reservations required).


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