2012 Multicultural Festival
22nd Annual Festival: Living on Common Ground
University of Redlands Quad
11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 31
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Performances include a Serrano Blessing, California Bird Singers, St. Mary’s Folkloriko, Redlands African Drumming Ensemble, Rangashree Folk Dances of India, Thokoza African Gospel Choir, Freedom Sounds Korean Drumming, White Rose Singers, Arpana South Asian Dancers, Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, the Zydeco Mudbugs, Venice Koshin Taiko and Cuauhtemoc Aztec Dancers.
As with every Festival, there will be a children’s corner featuring crafts from around the world, and University of Redlands students from the Business 310 class will host a "Creating a Healthy World for Everyone" section.
"I see Living on Common Ground as a celebration of all that we do on this campus to bring people together, regardless of their individual identifications," said Leela MadhavaRau, associate dean for Campus Diversity and Inclusion. "The Festival provides a chance for celebration, participation, laughter, questions and answers and town-gown participation. It is little wonder that such an event has entered its third decade. It addresses a fundamental need in all of us to find common ground with one another and build community."
Junior Ani Seuylemezian and sophomore Erin Borders serve as the festival's co-directors this year. They comment, "As co-directors of the 22nd Annual Living on Common Ground Multicultural Festival, we have the honor of planning a spectacular event that celebrates various cultures through music, food, arts, crafts and activities. We are ecstatic and pleased to bring together the campus and community on common ground once again for a tradition that was created by Jana Wilcoxen in 1991. It is our pleasure to continue what started as one individual's vision to celebrate community while breaking down barriers."
For more information call the Office of Campus Diversity and Inclusion at 909-748-8297.