Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
HCC Fieldhouse, College of Saint Benedict
Intercultural and International Student Services invites students, staff, faculty, alums and the public to a community festival of music, entertainment, food and culture. Festival of Cultures celebrates and recognized the diversity at CSB/SJU through student performances, cultural food sampling and a fashion show.
In the past, FOC included student performances — traditional Bahamian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, and Indian dances, as well as Latino, Chinese, and Hmong songs with a special feature of a spoken word, poetry slam. Cultures were represented at 30+ cultural booths in 2016, including Bahamas, Ireland, China, Ethiopia, Japan, Poland, Yup'ik Alaska Native and South Korea.
Presenters will come dressed in clothing native to their culture and serve samples of traditional cultural food. The festival also includes students from the United States who have strong affinity to other countries, as well as varying cultures within the United States.