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Hamilton College Hosts Cultural Festival

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Posted October 30, 1997
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The Multicultural Student Consortium at Hamilton College will sponsor a "Culture Awareness Week" beginning Monday, Nov. 3, and culminating with a cultural festival on Saturday, Nov. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Bristol Campus Center.

This event is the first to be sponsored by the group which is comprised of representatives from several student organizations, including the Asian Cultural Society, the Black and Latin Student Union, Hillel, the International Student Association, La Vanguardia, the Native American Studies Student Association, Rainbow Alliance, Students at Hamilton Against Racism and Prejudice (S.H.A.R.P) and the Womyn's Community Center.

In its first official year, the consortium presents a forum where the various groups can work collectively to address issues of multiculturalism, promote awareness of diversity and work to achieve mutual goals. Tom Royal, coordinator of multicultural affairs and advisor to the consortium, points out that the week of events "is an excellent opportunity, not only for the larger campus community, but also the surrounding community to learn more about the people and different cultures that are represented at Hamilton."

Public events scheduled for the week include:

Monday, November 3

4 p.m. - Lecture - "Ana Lydia Vega on the Nuyorican Experience," Dr. Gustavo Puleo. Location TBA.

7 p.m. - Diwali Celebration- Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Village.

Tuesday, November 4

7:30 p.m. - Native American storyteller and flute specialist Roy Peters. Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Village.

Wednesday, November 5

8 p.m. - Solo performance - "Shaping the World with Our Hands," Laila Farah Mohtar, Lebanese feminist scholar and performance artist. The performance explores the lives of contemporary Lebanese and Palestinian women. Discussion to follow. Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Village.

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