Life is about relationship. That is basically my theme for this blog. I'm encouraging healthy multicultural community relationships with my listing of events. It is mainly for my students, but I think it is very fulfilling for everyone seek out opportunities for attending your neighbors festivities - when invited of course, or to an open event.
Sometimes they happen when you least expect it though. I was awed by the unlisted Native American presentation at the State Fair. I heard drumming, then looked to find out where it was coming from. I found a Native American man was drumming, and some girls were dancing - the shawl dance, and another footwork dance. Some young boys did a grass dance, with swooping arms and bodies. Then, the man taught the crowd a song. There was so much going on in just the few minutes I was there.
That's all it can take - just a few minutes to pay attention, and see something wonderful where you don't expect it. It does help to know what may happen though, so a few more listings from the St. Cloud State Multicultural Service calendar:
All Events are held in Atwood Ballroom unless otherwise noted
September 11 Saudi night
September 14 4pm Welcome Back and Eid Celebration (Theater Lounge, Atwood Center)
September 18 ChineseMoonlight festival
October 9 Sri Lankan Kitchen
October 30 Dashin Tihar festival (Nepalese Student Association)
November 6 Malaysian Night
November 13 Indian Night
November 14 Passport to the World
November 20 African Night
December 4 Tibet Night