Annual LCSC Multicultural Week gets under way Monday
Flavors and perspectives from around the world will be featured at Lewis-Clark State College’s annual Multicultural Week, beginning Monday, Sept. 23.
Multicultural Week, coordinated by the LCSC International Programs Office, seeks to bring individuals of distinct beliefs and backgrounds together to celebrate cultural diversity and cultivate mutual understanding on campus and throughout the community.
The public is encouraged to participate in the activities and events throughout the week. All of the events and activities are free.
On Monday, Sept. 23, a Student Involvement Fair will take place outside the Student Union Building from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. It is an interactive fair which includes activities organized by LCSC student clubs and other groups. Attendees will be able to sample teas, coffee, and juices from around the world. Additionally, they can learn how to write their name in another language or get a henna tattoo. College clubs participating include the Anthropology Club, the Spanish Club, the International Club, the Saudi Student Association, the Native American Club, and Organizacion de estudiantes Latino Americanos (Organization of Latin American Students).
On Monday evening the film Eat, Pray, Love will be shown at the Silverthorne Theater at 7 p.m. Information about Study Away opportunities at LCSC will be available at the showing.
Tuesday features the Native American Friendship Lunch, a lunch fully prepared by members of the LCSC Native American Club, which is sponsoring the lunch. The lunch takes place from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the Pi' a mkinwaas, located at 1112 7th Street. Also on Tuesday is the week's keynote address by Dr. Martin Meráz-Garcia, the head of the Chicano Education Program at Eastern Washington University. He will speak at 3 p.m. at the Williams Conference Center. His address is titled "From Shoe Shiner to Scholar: Growing up Latino in the Pacific Northwest."
On Wednesday at 12 p.m. the documentary film A Caterpillar Moon will be shown in the Williams Conference Center. Researcher and WSU anthropology PhD candidate Courtney Helfrecht will lead a discussion following the film titled "Racism and Reciprocity: Proximal Relationships between the Aka and Ngandu".
Thursday evening features the always popular Food and Culture Night from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Williams Conference Center. It's a multicultural and international food potluck. LCSC students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members, are welcome to come and share a dish or snacks from around the world. The evening includes entertainment and a dance following the meal.
A double elimination soccer tournament on Friday wraps up the week. It will be held on the LCSC Library lawn at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in participating can sign up at the International Programs office in Reid Centennial Hall, Room 22. Players sign up individually and International Programs will create teams through a blind draw system. Players of all abilities are welcome to play and spectators are encouraged to attend.
For more information on LCSC Multicultural Week contact Taya Carothers, Associate Director of International Programs, at 208.792.2877 or email@example.com.