Cultural Harmony Week, October 18th-24th, 2015
'Worlds' in Contact
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19th
2:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Dr. A. Lynn Bolles, “Revisiting Transculturation: The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Union Ballroom)
Dr. A. Lynn Bolles is an affiliate faculty in Anthropology, African American Studies, American Studies, Comparative Literature and the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Bolles talk will look at the ways our world is forever evolving in terms of geography and landscape and how groups engage with these changes (social, economic or political).
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
4:30 p.m. Sociology Department Presentation, Dr. Corrine Dempsy, "Spiritual Superpowers across the Planet: Mystics in India and Iceland” (The Riviera)
Dr. Corinne Dempsey is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Rosemary Benton Chair for International Studies at Nazareth College. Her lecture will be given in Dr. Elaine Cleeton’s course SOC and will also include a Q&A session.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST
5:00 p.m. “Disapora Times Two,” Exhibit Opening, Lockhart Gallery
“Diaspora Times Two,” a photographic essay by photojournalist Ben Cleeton, portrays the lives of West African immigrants seeking employment in Guanzhou, China, and Chinese entrepreneurs based in Accra, Ghana. The exhibition will open with a reception and conversation with the artist.
7:00p.m. -9:00p.m Globalization Through Music Workshop I (Knightspot)
Students who will have the opportunity to create a muscal piece that will include elemensts of African and Caribbean drums. Globalization through music happens when diverse popular music is integrated into different cultures and nations; as a result, a new music style is created. The hybrid music style becomes popular among the nation and it also attracts people from other countries to enjoy this new style of music. The piece will be performed at the Intercultural Dinner.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
5:00 p.m. The Largest General Body Meeting Ever!
What better way to learn about globalization than through the eyes of students from diverse backgrounds? Last year, the largest general body meeting ever was hosted by approximately 13 student organizations (BSU, GCCC, Hillel, Italian Club, JCC, KASA, LSA, MSA, Pride, SASI, SEE Diversity, Shakti, & WAC). Members of SASI and SEE Diversity facilitated small group discussions. Please come out and share you thoughts on this year’s Cultural Harmony Week theme. Refreshments will be provided.
7:00 p.m. International Film Series, “They Are We,” Riviera Theatre, 4 Center Street, Geneseo, NY (The Riviera)
"They Are We" is the story of a remarkable reunion, 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. In Central Cuba, proud members of the Gangá-Longobá, a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group, have kept their unique heritage alive. They have retained a collection of distinct songs and dances that one of their ancestors brought from Africa as a slave. While working in West Africa, director Emma Christopher showed the film of the Gangá-Longobá songs and dances to several thousand people across Sierra Leone. The villagers joined in with others of the Gangá-Longobá songs, still recognizing them clearly despite all the years of separation.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23RD
3:00 p.m.- Globalization Through Language (Hunt Room)
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Globalization Through Music Workshop II (Knightspot)
Students who will have the opportunity create a musical piece that will include elements of African and Caribbean drums. Globalization though music happens when diverse poplar music is integrated into different cultures and nations; as a result, a new music style is created. The hybrid music style becomes popular among the nation and it also attracts people from other countries to enjoy this new style of music. The piece will be performed at the annual Intercultural Dinner.
10:00am- 2:00am GLK Fusion Food Day (MCU Lobby)
Learn about cultures from around the work with food as part of Cultural Harmony Week.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
6:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Annual ACE/SA Intercultural Dinner (Union Ballroom)
The multicultural and diversity interest student organizations will come together to share their experiences through skits, dance, food, etc.