Oct. 25, 2011

College celebrates Cultural Harmony Week


A variety of community and diversity issues, including race, gender, ethnicity and non-Western culture are being explored on campus during Cultural Harmony Week, Oct. 22-30.

This year's theme, "The ‘UN' Speakable," examines topics in society that impact social and communication skills, including jokes, civil discourse, cultural permission and media influences. Programming in and out of the classroom deepens students' understanding and awareness of important aspects of human behavior and social organization.

On Oct. 25, keynote speaker Teja Arboleda (pictured) discussed "Crossing the Line: Comedians, Politicians and Shock Jocks." A television producer, director and writer, Arboleda often digs into issues of freedom of speech. Other activities include a Wall of Words in Milne Library and in the College Union, on which members of the campus community can share thoughts and beliefs. There are also lectures and discussions, competitions, food tastings, film screenings and more.

Visit the Cultural Harmony Week website for a full listing of events.