Oct. 24, 2012

College celebrates cultural harmony week


Geneseo is hosting the 13th Annual Cultural Harmony Week, beginning today, Oct. 24 and concluding Sunday, Nov 4.
This year's theme is "Create. Play. Educate: That's How We Learn!" Cultural Harmony Week supports learning outcomes developed by the Division of Student and Campus Life.
Activities and discussion throughout the week are intendend to deepen students' understanding and awareness of important aspects of human behavior and social organization through the power of play. Featured lectures include "The Power to Play: from Trash to Treasure" and "Everyone Has a Story to Tell," both on Oct. 24. There is also a graphic novel and comic book contest on Oct. 29. Hosted by the Anime Club, contestants are asked to design a cover using a local Geneseo "hero," such as a faculty or staff member, in the theme of diversity. Other activities include relaxation sessions of yoga and zumba and water aerobics.
Cheryl Kilodavis, author of "My Princess Boy," will deliver the keynote address on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Newton 204. "My Princess Boy" is based on Kilodavis' son, who happily expresses himself by wearing clothes traditionally seen as feminine. The book explores both the challenges he faces as well as the love and support he receives from family and friends.

View the entire schedule for Cultural Harmony Week.