The annual Northwest College Multicultural Showcase is back Saturday, April 13, promising a lively and colorful afternoon with traditions and food showcased from around the world. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the event will take place until 3:30 p.m. in the lower level of the DeWitt Student Center on campus.
This year’s performances include a traditional sword dance from Saudi Arabia, a karate demonstration from Japan and a song and dance from Turkmenistan.
This festive event features a variety of performances, foods, a silent auction and an exhibit highlighting animals from around the globe. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit booths stationed throughout the bottom of the DeWitt Student Center and sample foods from more than 24 different countries including Spain, Russia, Greece, Turkmenistan, Japan, Jamaica, Mexico, Uruguay and Turkey.
Admission to the event is free. Tickets for food samples cost $3 each or $10 for five tickets. Students with an NWC ID will receive five free food tickets.
Area residents who wish to lend personal items such as figurines, stuffed animals, statues or masks to display during the event or donate to the silent auction are invited to do so by taking them to NWC Intercultural Program Manager Amanda Enriquez in Orendorff Building, Room 111, by Friday, April 12, at 5 p.m.
All proceeds will go toward the NWC Student Travel Endowment to provide travel opportunities to a wider range of students.
For more information about this event, contact Enriquez at Amanda.Enriquez@nwc.edu or 307-754-6424.
The Multicultural Showcase is co-sponsored by the NWC Multicultural Club, Office of Intercultural Programs and Student Senate.