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People and Culture Days

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Oct 17–18, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rocklin Campus Amphitheater, and various locations around campus
5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677
Laurence Lambert-Marandi, llambert@sierracollege.edu, (916) 660-8088

Learn about cultures from around the Globe!

Event Details

Have you sampled homemade tamales? Have you danced to Greek music? Can you make a Japanese origami crane? These are just a few of the things you can participate in at the 16th annual People & Culture Days held at Sierra College on Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18 outside the college cafeteria on the Rocklin campus from 10 am–2 pm.

Here's the Schedule of events

9:50-10: Opening ceremony Native American and Pacific Islander Club.
10-11: Mariachis (Trio Los Embajadores) 10-10:30: Sierra Wind Ensemble (Greg McLaughlin)
11-11:15: Sierra Concert Choir
Sierra Jazz Group (Kimberly Osteen-Petreshock) 
10:30-11:30: Hula dancers (Aloha Dancers)
11:30-12:15: Aztec Dancers
(Noxtin Nomecayotzin Education)
11:30-12: Wahi Pabalu - Sri Lankan dance (Chandima) International Fashion Show (Teri Umhauer)
12:30-1: International Poetry reading (Michelle Johnson) 12-12:30: Belly dancers (Mychelle Crown)
1:00-1:30: Sierra Jazz Ensemble and Sierra Chamber Singers (Greg McLaughlin and Kimberly Osteen-Petreshock) 1-1:30: Spanish kit (Sayda Postiglione)
1:30-2: Kendo demonstration (Sacramento Kendo Club)
Food trucks:
Thai Lemongrass 
Maria’s Tacos
Food trucks:
Coconut Fish Café

All are welcome to this free event. Come experience cultures from around the globe right here in Rocklin. There will be music and entertainment, international food, informational booths, posters, art, dancing, international arts and crafts, and much more. Pick up your event Passport from the Embassy booth and look for the answers to the questions by talking with event participants and examining the posters. As Robin Persiani, ESL Professor, says “It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn about, appreciate, and celebrate the diverse cultures on our campus and around the world.” The event is designed to foster world peace and promote understanding of different cultures and global issues.

In collaboration with People & Culture Days, Sierra College Art Department will be hosting a screening of the ART 21 season 9 episode "Johannesburg" on Wednesday 10/17 from 4:30-6:30pm in W-100. Following the screening there will be a Panel Discussion about maintaining one's cultural identity and community through art. The Panel will consist of Brenna Chapman, art historian, Sandi Escobar, artist, Manuel Rios, artist and curator of the recent "Who Gets To Call It Chicano Art" show at Axis Gallery, and Jack Gephart, Sierra art student and recent Hallberg recipient. The screening is free and open to the public.

For more information and the festival schedule, contact French Professor and event organizer, Laurence Lambert-Marandi, at llambert@sierracollege.edu. Daily parking permits can be purchased for $3 at machines located in the campus parking lots.

Sponsored by: ASSC

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