“Beyond Differences” Spotlights Cultures at Annual Festival

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Annual Multicultural Festival, themed “Beyond Differences,” spotlighted a variety of cultures. Hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the event included a variety of dance, food and cultural displays.

“This year marks the 4th Annual Multicultural Festival,” said Deirdre Rouse, acting director for the CDI. “Since its inception, the multicultural festival continues to be a vehicle to enlighten, educate and empower in regards to diversity, thereby promoting awareness.”

The event included performances by The Apu Inka Musical Group from Andes, Peru, The Africa Rhythm Project, Chinese Bamboo Flute instrument, Liberian traditional dances and Native American dances. There was also a calligraphy workshop, African American, Native American and Asian arts and opportunities for Henna tattoos.

“This is my first time attending the multicultural festival,” said Oghenerukevwe Ewubare, Nigerian native and UWG graduate student. “I love the way this event represents so many cultures while creating an environment that feels like home for the many international students here.”

The CDI’s next event will host motivational speaker Dr. Fred Suttle, founder and chairman of Leadership Success International, LLC. Suttle will discuss “Enjoying Excellence: Becoming the Best You Can Be.” This free and public event will take place on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom.

For more information, please call 678-839-5400.