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J.S. Waters School plans multicultural festival

Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Goldston, NC - "Around the World in Many Ways," a multicultural festival, will be held at J.S. Waters School on Wednesday, March 25. This is part of a week-long celebration focusing on learning about other cultures.

Students will be displaying writings, posters, and other items focusing on the country their class has been studying. The viewing of these displays will be part of the school-wide tour that classes will be engaging in on our festival day. Many other events are scheduled for that day, including presentations from the UNC Carolina Navigators, a part of the Center for Global Initiatives. Over twelve participants in the Carolina Navigators program will present on various countries including China, Spain, Italy, Pakistan, Ghana, Tanzania, El Salvador and the Himalayas to name a few.

Other planned activities for the day include a tasting table where students may get a sample of foods from various countries, a museum of artifacts from around the world and a session on developing skills in the international sport of soccer. Latin dance and "Mi Historia," a poster exhibit from the UNC-Asheville Center for Diversity Education, will also be part of the days events.

One highlight of the day will be a special lunch featuring Mexican food. Guests are invited to send in their RSVP form to join the students and staff for lunch in the cafeteria.

On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of the week the focus is on clothing as select grades are asked to dress in the traditional attire of various countries. The culmination of multicultural week will be a performance on Friday by Braima Moiwai, a Durham artist, who will be presenting stories and music from his home country of Sierra Leone.

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