Virtual International Festival of Cultures this Saturday

The Office of International Education is hosting its 32nd annual International Festival of Cultures on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year the celebration will be held virtually on Twitch, a video live streaming platform. It will honor the sacrifices being made around the world and to celebrate our togetherness during this challenging time. It will also provide an opportunity to thank and honor the medical professionals, essential workers, their families and everyone else doing their part to help us overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A special component this year will include short videos from musicians around the world. These videos will encourage the concept of “Ubuntu,” which is a guiding principle of our Office of International Education. “Ubuntu” is the Zulu term meaning “humanity.” It is often translated as “I am, because we are.”

To participate in the festival visit between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. You do not need a Twitch account to view the festival, but you can create a free Twitch account to join the live chat with the hosts.     

This counts as a cultural event!