Moraine Park plans multicultural festivities April 15

by admin29. March 2009 19:00

Join Moraine Park Technical College in celebrating the many cultures of the world during Multicultural Day, Wednesday,      April 15.


Sponsored by the Multicultural Club, Student Senate, Diversity Relations and Human Resources Systems, this free event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cyber Center cafeteria on the Fond du Lac campus. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a parade featuring international attire, followed from 11:30 a.m. to noon by a fashion show of garments from different cultures. 


A global buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the general public may purchase food for $5 per person. The buffet will include lasagna, curried chicken, German potato salad, chop suey, tacos, black-eyed peas and barbeque chicken, with a variety of sides. Ice cream or ice cream sandwiches also will be sold.


From 12 to 12:30 p.m., Mexico en La Piel will perform a folkloric ballet that includes a variety of native ballet-style dances from different regions of Mexico.


From 12:30 to 1 p.m., Moraine Park students will present several performances, including music styles from Germany and the Philippines, the Black National Anthem and salsa dancing. 


Booths displaying cultural artifacts will be set up for the duration of the event. Mexico, Ghana, South Africa, Poland, the United Kingdom, Colombia, the Philippines, Jamaica, Japan, China, the Hmong culture, Cuba and Germany will be represented.


For more information about Multicultural Day, contact Bill Green at 920-924-6355.