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 7 events to attend during Celebrate Diversity Week at NWTC

 3/17/2014

 Rodee Schneider

 

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College highlights a world of cultures and ideas during “Celebrate Diversity Week,” held March 17-21 across the NWTC campus.

The week features presentations on international cultures, a film, a discussion of Native American mascots, a dance performance, a new art exhibit and a multi-ethnic fair featuring food and displays. All Celebrate Diversity Week events are free and open to the public.

Celebrate Diversity Week is sponsored by NWTC Student Involvement and International Programs. For additional information on the events or NWTC’s international program, visit www.nwtc.edu/international, or call 920-498-7186.

Celebrate Diversity Week Events:

Monday, March 17

  • Netherlands Presentation: 11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m., Student Commons

Presenters Terri Brown and Ann Kamps discuss the culture of the Netherlands and their experiences participating in a staff exchange.

  • Belize Presentation:1:30: p.m. – 2:00 p.m., SC128

NWTC study abroad alumni discuss their trip to Belize.

Tuesday, March 18

  • Denmark Presentation: 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m., Student Commons

NWTC study abroad alumni share their perspectives about their time in Denmark.

  • “Rethinking Mascots” Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Lecture Hall, SC132

The Native American mascot controversy will be discussed from a local, state, and national perspective, including an update on the recent WI mascot bill and push to change the name of the Washington Redskins.

In addition to the presentation, “Bittersweet Winds: A traveling exhibit on Native American imagery” will be on display in the Commons March 18-20.

  • International Film Series: “Girl Rising” 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Lecture Hall, SC132 (Also playing continuously 3/17 – 3/20 in the NWTC theatre)

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.

Wednesday, March 19

  • Tonantzin Dance Company, 12:00 – 12: 45 p.m., Student Commons

This local dance company will be performing multiple Mexican dances. A discussion of the history and meaning of the dances and attire will accompany the performance.

Thursday, March 20

  • Around the World Presentation, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Student Commons

Presented by NWTC’s Multiethnic Student Association (MESA), attendees are invited to learn more about the diverse cultures of our student body. In addition to a presentation, the MESA clubs will be selling food and organizing a poster display.

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