South African Culture Explored During Week of Events
South African culture is explored through a series of events March 12-17. Phiwa Langeni, information technology associate office administrator, received an Alma College President's Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) grant to create a program to explore South African culture and its connections to Alma. During the week, besides cultural events, participants collect informational literature to complete a South Africa booklet.
Sunday, March 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremony, Jones Auditorium
South African dancing by Langeni and Alma College students, video clips of professional dancers, and the opportunity to learn dance moves. The skeleton of the South Africa booklet is available.
Monday - Thursday, March 13-16, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Collect information sheets on South Africa at different locations around campus to complete the South Africa booklet.
Monday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 15, 8:00 p.m.
Movie 1, SAC 11
"A young boy and his best friend learn that a simple choice can alter the entire course of a lifetime in this introspective English-language drama from South African filmmaker Ntshavheni Wa Luruli."
Tuesday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m.
Movie 2, SAC 11
"An impoverished young mother with few creature comforts but an unbreakable spirit determines to see that her growing daughter receives an education after suffering a crippling setback in this affecting drama from director Darrell James Roodt."
Friday, March 17, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremony, Dow L1
Share South African tea and treats, participate and/or listen to short reflective presentations on participants' "South Africa Experiences" from the week, and hear from a panel of people with diverse experiences with South Africa.
Posted: Fri, March 10th, 2006 at 2:54PM