Jan 30 Festival of Cultures

Last Update: 1/24/2016 9:21 PM

North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave, Berkeley

Free and open to the public

5:00 - 7:00 PM FESTIVAL OF CULTURES (Free)
Join us in celebration of the diversity of peoples of the world at our Annual Festival of Cultures! Hundreds of returned Peace Corps Volunteers will come to showcase the people and cultures they shared their lives with during their Peace Corps Service.


5:00-5:50pm Country Exhibits
Mongolia,  Ethiopia, Lesotho, Gambia, Mozambique, Morocco, Cambodia, Nepal, Panama, Ukraine, etc

5:50-6:05pm Keynote Speech
Joe Lurie, former Director of the International House at UC Berkeley and Author of Perception and Deception, A Mind Opening Journey Across Cultures.

6:05-6:15pm International Fashion Show

6:15pm-6:50pm Beyond Borders Storytelling
6:15-6:25 Ellie Adelman (The Gambia): The Food Dance
6:25-6:35 Jenny Alton (Ukraine): You Should Tell Mom
6:35-6:45 Craig Berger (Togo): The Hippos in and Around the Mono River


Country Presentations: The Countries selected for our Country Presentations have predominantly Muslim populations.  They were selected to give a taste of the many flavors of Islam around the World.

5:10-5:30 Jordan: Lydia McCloskey

5:30-5:50 Morocco: Jennifer Lawrence

5:50-6:05 Break

6:10-6:30 Guinea: Meg Carter

6:30-6:50 Turkmenistan:  Chase Mateusiak

VOLUNTEER to participate in the Country Exhibits or International Fashion Show.

Join us for a delicious Moroccan dinner [menu], entertainment and silent auction to raise funds to support the Festival of Cultures and NorCalPCA intercultural education and returning volunteer support programs.
     Members: $25 Online / $30 Door (verify membership)
     NonMembers: $30 Online / $35 Door
     Children under 12: $10 Online / $15 Door

DONATE Silent Auction Items
In addition to attending the Festival, you can also support our Intercultural Education and Readjustment Services Program. Past donations have included gift cards or baskets, event tickets, unique cultural gifts, and more. If you or your company would like to donate an item please contact Frank Price at frank_price@comcast.net 


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