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Unity in the Community Event Set
MARCH 31, 2006--Unity in the Community is a day filled with fun events
that are designed to be a learning experience of other ethnicities and
cultures. The event is April 26 on the Hagestad Student Center Mall from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (indoors if it rains). Tye-dying, henna tattooing, and
the traditional Hmong Sport of Kato will be taking place throughout the
entire day. A Tibetan Monk will also be creating a colorful Mandala with
sand. All events are open to the public, and most of the events are free.
The day will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. in the lower
level of the Chalmer Davee Library in the Multicultural Services Office
to kick off the day's events.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In Our Family will be exhibiting portraits of all
kinds of families in the Harriet Barry Gallery, in the Chalmer Davee Library.
The traveling exhibit, sponsored by Family Diversity Projects of Amherst,
Mass., celebrates family life and diversity in 21st century dances. This
event is also free.
The Universal Dance Destiny features West African dancers with drumming
solos and a Cultural Grand March. Fest-goers can learn some of these traditional
dances for free. The dancing will take place from 10 to11 a.m.
The UW-RF Dance Theatre, African-American Alliance, and the International
Student Association will be performing group dances from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
The UW-RF Dance Theatre will showcase hula dances learned on a study trip
to Hawaii. This event is also free.
There will be a lunch break from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A lunch is available
for purchase for $6.20. Or picnickers are also welcome to bring a bag
lunch while enjoying the surrounding festivities.
From 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. a St. Paul group El Arco Iris will be performing
various dances originating in Puerto Rico including "La Bomba"
and "La Plena." Through dance, music and words, the history
and culture of Puerto Rico will come alive with exhibitions of various
dances and the traditions associated with them.
A Hmong student group as well as other student groups on campus will be
performing music, dance and theatrical acts from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
To end the day there will be a performance and Pow Wow by Oh Day Aki from
1 to 1:45 p.m. Students from the Oh Day Aki (Heart of the Earth) Charter
School Center for American Indian Education in Minneapolis perform native
dances and music.
Unity in the Community is sponsored by the UW-RF Diversity Awareness Committee;
for more information contact Miriam Huffman, UW-RF involvement at UW-RF,
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