Think globally, act locally at UNC Charlotte’s longest running tradition: the 34th Annual International Fest
Posted on 25 Sep 2009 by Jessica
Want to experience the cultures of 50 nations all in one day? UNC Charlotte’s longest running tradition is happening this Saturday: the 34th Annual International Fest, one of the Charlotte area’s first events to recognize our growing international dimension.
where: UNC Charlotte’s Student Activity Center
day: this Saturday, Sep 26
time: 10am — 6pm
Every year thousands from the community flock to the festival. Booths representing each nation are staffed by international students and community volunteers who showcase art, jewelry, costumes, and crafts. I’m most looking forward to trying out all the authentic cultural food: come prepared to taste the flavors of the world. There will also be a variety of music and dance presented on stages indoors and outdoors throughout the day. It’s fun. It’s free. It’s like traveling the world on UNC Charlotte’s campus, where we can celebrate a diverse Niner Nation and a diverse city all in one. More information on the International Festival’s website.
Donate to this year’s SCT Now Campaign Walk
In the spirit of an international focus, I-Fest is not the only event taking place on UNC Charlotte’s campus this Saturday. Stop Child Trafficking Now will be hosting a campaign walk — Save A Child With Your Sole — in order to broaden awareness and raise funding to prevent: child trafficking. Child trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world, estimated at $12 billion in earnings per year and 1.2 million child victims. If you’d like to join others in this cause, you can walk or donate funds which will be directed to the costs of highly specialized operative teams who gather information, track child predators, and build cases against them that result in convictions. If you’d like to sign up for the walk or donate online, you can do so on their website.