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Unity in the Community Events Planned
APRIL 14, 2006--The annual University of Wisconsin-River Falls Unity
in the Community offers a day of fun-filled events to learn about and
experience other cultures and ethnicities on April 26 in the Hagestad
Student Center mall.
The day starts at 9 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Multicultural
Center in the lower level of the library. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors
can tie-dye a shirt, get a Henna tattoo, participate in the traditional
Hmong Sport of Kato or watch Tibetan Monk create a colorful Mandala with
All events are open to the public, and most events are free and take place
in the Hagestad Student Center Mall (indoors if rain) unless otherwise
noted. The festival sponsored by the UW-RF Diversity Awareness Committee;
for more information contact Miriam Huffman, 715-425-4911. Individual
•9 a.m. – 2 p.m. In Our Family: Portraits of All Kinds of
Families photo exhibition, Harriet Barry Gallery, Chalmer Davee Library.
The traveling exhibit, sponsored by Family Diversity Projects of Amherst,
Mass., celebrates family life and diversity in 21st century America. Free.
•10 - 11 a.m. 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. Free.
•11 - 11:45 a.m. UW-RF Dance Theatre, African American Alliance
and the International Student Association group dance performances. The
UW-RF Dance Theatre will showcase hula dances learned on a study trip
to Hawaii. Free.
•11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Ethnic Food Picnic. $6.20. Picnickers are also
welcome to bring a bag lunch to enjoy the surrounding festivities.
•11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. El Arco Iris. This group from St. Paul
will perform 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.
•12:30 to 1 p.m. Hmong student group and other student groups perform
music, dance and theatrical acts.
•1 to 1:45 p.m. Oh Day Aki performance and Pow Wow. Students from
the Oh Day Aki (Heart of the Earth) Charter School Center for American
Indian Education in Minneapolis perform native dances and music.
•5-7 p.m. Dance demonstrations, Veterans Park, downtown River Falls.
UW-RF students demonstrate traditional Japanese dances, hip hop and salsa.
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