International Education Week Celebrates Cultures


International Education Week Celebrates Cultures
International Education Week is loaded with rich cultural activities.

Cal Poly Pomona's International Center has a full slate of events planned Nov. 14 through Nov. 16 in recognition of International Education Week.

Each day there are numerous activities, panel discussions and food sales.

Festivities kick off Tuesday, Nov. 14 at noon with an opening ceremony, parade and raffle in the University Quad.

The first day focuses on African and Latin American cultures. Events include Salsa lessons, a fashion show as well as a colorful flags program.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15 the events focus on European and Middle Eastern cultures. The day will feature a faculty forum, information session about the International Center programs, Karaoke and more.

On Thursday, Nov. 16 events will highlight Asian and Pacific Islander cultures.  The days activities include a special lecture titled “Educational Challenges in Vietnam” by Le Ly Hayslip from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the International Center, Bldg 1, Room. 104.

Hayslip is an award-winning author of two memoirs chronicling her extraordinary life in Vietnam and America: When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace. Her books served as the basis for the 1993 Oliver Stone film Heaven and Earth.

For a full list of events, times and location visit: http://www.international.cpp.edu/news/festival.htm