The Northwest College Multicultural Showcase is back Saturday, April 7, with tastes and traditions from around the world. The annual event takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. in the lower level of the DeWitt Student Center on campus.
The theme of this year’s showcase is “#YouAreWelcomeHere.” This campaign provides a welcome message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world and was designed to affirm that institutions of higher education are diverse, safe and committed to student development and internationalization efforts.
This afternoon event features a variety of foods, performances, a photo booth, silent auction and an exhibit highlighting boxes, bowls and baskets from around the globe. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit booths stationed throughout the bottom of the DeWitt Student Center and sample foods from more than 20 different countries including Russia, Uganda, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, China, Vietnam, Mexico, Uruguay and Sweden.
A few of this year’s performances include a Chinese pop singing performance, as well as the Attan (a traditional Pakistani dance) and the annual fashion show.
Admission to the event is free. Tickets for food samples cost $3 each or $10 for five tickets. Students with a valid NWC ID will receive five free food tickets.
Area residents who wish to lend personal items from their culture to display during the event are invited to do so by taking them to NWC Intercultural Program Manager Amanda Enriquez in Orendorff Building, Room 111, by 5 p.m. Monday, March 26.
All Proceeds will go toward the NWC Student Travel Endowment to provide travel opportunities to a wider range of students.
For more information about this event, contact Enriquez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-754-6424.
The Multicultural Showcase is co-sponsored by the NWC Multicultural Club, Office of Intercultural Programs and Student Senate.