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                                 FRIDAY, APRIL 24


Economic Crisis Corridor
April 24-May 1, Muntz Computer Concourse Corridor
Poster board displays on aspects & impacts of our slumping economy. View topics
related to our current economic crisis, researched and presented by students in
correlative classrooms.
Sponsors- Multicultural Council & Cultural Diversity Committee
Contact: Helen Kegler, helen.kegler@uc.edu, 745.5691

(More) Faces of RWC,
12-1:30 pm, Muntz Lobby RWC
Digital images of RWC students, faculty, and staff, reflecting the RWC family of cultures.
Snacks will be provided.
Contact: Helen Kegler, helen.kegler@uc.edu, 745.5691

Ushindi Cookout
5-7 pm, Sigma Sigma Commons
Ushindi, which is Swahili for the word “victory,” is celebrated every spring by the
African American Cultural and Research Center (AACRC). Ushindi acknowledges and
celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of current student leaders,
participants in the Transitions program (a first-year experience program built on
retention and graduation rates), and academic excellence through the Kujifunza
celebration. The Ushindi Cookout will be a fun-filled evening of food and outdoor
games. It is free and open to the public.
Contact: Jasmine Buxton, 513.556.1177, buxtonje@ucmail.uc.edu
Relay For Life
6pm Friday – noon Saturday, McMicken Commons
The main idea of Relay For Life is to raise money to help fight cancer while
remembering those who have passed away and celebrating those who have survived.
Our goal this year is to raise $135,000! The event lasts for 18 hours and begins with a
special opening speaker and ceremony for survivors. After that, one member from each
team walks around the track throughout the night. This signifies that we will never rest
in the fight against cancer. When it gets dark, we light candles, line the track with
luminaries, and read off the names of those who have fought against cancer. After this
touching and special ceremony, we have plenty of games and activities throughout the
night, such as Frozen T-Shirt Contest, tug-of-war, eating contests, live entertainment,
and lots more. Relay For Life ends the next morning at noon. Participants generally get
9 hours of volunteer service hours for participating for the entire night.
Contact: Florence Lucas, 330.328.0062, florence.lucas@gmail.com



                               SATURDAY, APRIL 25

Ushindi Victory Banquet
5pm-8pm, Great Hall
Dress to impress (semi-formal or African garb attire) as the African American Cultural
and Research Center celebrates the academic and leadership achievements of the
AACRC Choir and the BASE and Transitions program.
Contact: Jasmine Buxton, 513.556.1177, buxtonje@ucmail.uc.edu

SABHA Classical Indian Music Concert feat. Ms. Kala Ramnath
6-9 pm, DAAP Auditorium
SABHA (Society of Bharatiya Heritage and Arts) is a student group at the University of
Cincinnati that aims at promoting Indian culture, music and heritage amongst the UC,
Ohio, and surrounding communities by organizing high quality concerts of world
renowned Indian artists (singers and instrumentalists ). Our events are free and open to
the public and always have a great turnout. We organize concerts throughout the year.
This year for Worldfest Ms Kala Ramnath a Hindustani classical violinist and world
renowned award winning artist will perform for us, accompanied by Mr. Prithwiraj
Bhattacharjee on the Tabla. We invite everybody interested to come and enjoy an
evening of blissful, melodious music that takes one to spiritual realms and portrays what
the land of the mystics is truly all about. Come and see how music can be played without
notation, yet with such precision, rhythm and melody – come and see human ingenuity
at its best. This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Aditi Vijaykumar, vijaykai@email.uc.edu ; 513-706-5865
                                SUNDAY, APRIL 26

Ushindi Choir Concert
5pm-6:30pm, Great Hall
Join the AACRC Choir as they uplift and inspire the community through song in their
Spring Gospel Concert. For ticket information please call the AACRC.
Contact: Jasmine Buxton, buxtonje@ucmail.uc.edu, 513.556.1177,



                                       MONDAY, APRIL 27
Falafel Eating Contest
12-2 pm, MainStreet between TUC and McMicken Hall
Stop by the Hillel Jewish Student Center table in front of TUC to stuff your face and
to support the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The person who eats the
most falafel in one minute wins a prize! The cost for this event is $2 per game.
Contact: Bobby Covitz, bobby@hillelcincinnati.org, 221.6728


Worldfest Kickoff!
12-1:30 pm, Courtyard, Commons, SAHB, RWC
Welcome, World Flag Display, Wordfest Kickoff Reception, and Music of the World.
Contact: Helen Kegler, helen.kegler@uc.edu, 745.5691

Green Walk for Health & Economy
11:30 -2 pm, Campus Grounds
Contact: Lois Moore, Lois.Moore@uc.edu, 745-5645

Peace Conference: “Poverty, Justice, and Peace”
12-1:30 pm, SAHB 100, RWC
Facilitators- RAPPORT (RAPP graduates)
Sponsors- Dr. Grace Auyang, Dr. Steve Sunderland
Contact: Helen Kegler, helen.kegler@uc.edu, 745.5691

Food for Thought: Volunteering and Studying Around the World
4-5 pm, Swift 500
Are you interested in community engagement and global travel? Get inspired and
informed by University Honors Program students as they share their experiences of
studying or volunteering abroad and provide food from the region they visited.
Sponsored by University Honors Program. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Jen Lile, jen.lile@uc.edu, 513.556.1003


Worldfest Evening Kickoff
5:30-7:30 pm, Muntz Lobby, RWC
Becchana Steel Band, Reception. Sponsored by Student Life.
Contact: Helen Kegler, helen.kegler@uc.edu, 745.5691
Film: Beaufort
4:30 pm, MainStreet Cinema
In honor of Yom Hazikaron (Israel Memorial Day), come watch the Academy Award
nominated Beaufort. This film honors the sacrifices made by those who protect Israel
while also highlighting the senselessness of war. This event is co-sponsored by
Cincinnati Hillel Jewish Student Center and Bearcats for Israel. Free and open to the
public.
Contact: Bobby Covitz, bobby@hillelcincinnati.org, 221.6728

                               TUESDAY, APRIL 28

PB&J Marathon
11-2pm, MainStreet
PB&J Marathon is an awesome event to help raise awareness of global hunger while
helping those in our local area who are homeless and hungry. Tables will be set up
where students can stop by to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that will then be
donated to several local homeless shelters downtown. It only takes approximately one
minute to make a sandwich and thus feed someone who otherwise wouldn’t have a meal;
it only takes a second to care. This event is free and open to the public and is co-
sponsored by Serve Beyond Cincinnati and RAPPORT.
Contact: Patricia Davenport, patriciaellen@gmail,com, 348.3095

Focus on Hispanic Cultures
11:30-1:30 pm, Muntz Lobby, RWC
Hispanic cultural display- Spanish Classes, Honduran fashion & cultural items,
Hispanic Pride- national flags display, Meringue dance demonstration & participation,
music of Hispanic nations, cultural cuisine
Co- Sponsors- Natalia Darling- Ass’t. Professor, Math, Physics, & Computer Science,
Dr. Fabio Santos- Assoc. Professor, Math, Physics, & Computer Science
Contact: Helen Kegler, helen.kegler@uc.edu, 745.5691

Passport Day
1-4 pm, UC International, 3rd floor Edwards One; by appointment only
30 minute appointments are pre-scheduled by contacting global@uc.edu or
556-4278
Passport Day is a great way to apply in person for a US Passport without the
hassle. Passports are valid for 10 years and are now required for all international
travel, including Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean, so get your passport NOW!
Applying for a Passport at Passport Day will save you time and money since you
can get everything taken care of right on campus and your passport photos will be
taken free of charge when you arrive at your scheduled appointment with all the
required documents. Please schedule your appointment with UC International at
556-4278 or global@uc.edu. To get your Passport processed you will also need
your original birth certificate, driver's license and 2 checks or money orders for
$75 and $25. It may take 4-6 weeks for passport processing so make sure you
plan ahead before your international experience. For more information see
http://www.uc.edu/global/students/passport_day.html.
Contact info: Jill Reister, jill.reister@uc.edu, 556-4465

Worldfest Keynote: Rosa Clemente - Economic Justice and Human Rights
5pm, MainStreet Cinema
Rosa Clemente, vice presidential candidate of the Green Party and hip hop activist, has
advocated for a wide range of economic justice issues including welfare reform, livable
wages, job discrimination and pay equity. In the context of the current global economic
crisis, poor communities in the United States are feeling the impact of the economic
meltdown. With rising unemployment, downsizing, foreclosures and homelessness,
looming state bankruptcy, and the problem of poverty ever expanding, Clemente
presents the idea that the key to eliminating poverty in the long term is by uniting the
poor as a multiethnic and multiracial leadership base. Clemente proposes campaigning
for political power based on the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights ratified by the U.S. in 1948. These provisions call for housing, health care, living
wage jobs, and education. Sponsored by the Leadership Lecture Series Committee and
free and open to the public.
Contact: Un Kyong Ho, houn@uc.edu, 556.6115

Film: Amelie
7:00 pm, MainStreet Cinema
Join UC International Programs for a taste of French culture and language! French
treats will be served . . . free food! Amelie is a 2001 French film that conveys a
whimsical and somewhat idealized depiction of contemporary Parisian life. Set in
Montmartre, it tells the story of a shy waitress who decides to change the lives of those
around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. Amelie won best film
at the European Film Awards, four Cesar Awards (including Best Film and Best
Director), two BAFTA Awards (including Best Original Screenplay), and was nominated
for five Academy Awards. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Karen Ramos, karen.ramos@uc.edu, 556.1363



                         WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
Fast & Feast: A Day to End Hunger
8am-6pm (fast), 6pm-8pm (feast), Center for Community Engagement in
Stratford Heights
Join your fellow students in fasting for 10 hours to raise awareness about hunger
in our country and around the world. Visit an information table in TUC at
lunchtime to learn more about hunger and find out what you can do to help.
At 6pm, join us at the Center for Community Engagement for a "Break-Fast"
feast. If you’ve been fasting, come break your fast and discuss your experiences.
If you haven't, bring a canned good or a small donation and come anyway! We'll
hear reflections from our fasters, learn about the state of hunger in our world
today, and write letters to our elected officials about current hunger legislation.
Let's come together to eliminate hunger in our world! Visit
www.uc.edu/sas/cce/hunger.html for more information. Fasting is free. Feasting
is free if you fast. Without fasting, admission cost to the feast is a small donation
or a canned good, proceeds to benefit anti-hunger organizations.
Contact: Elizabeth Metz, elizabeth.metz@uc.edu, 556-1503


Diversity Fair
11 - 1:30 pm, Courtyard and Commons, RWC
Festival-like atmosphere with student, faculty, & staff-sponsored booths,
displays and performances. Co-sponsored by diverse student groups,
academic classrooms, college committees, faculty & staff performers.
Contact: Helen Kegler, helen.kegler@uc.edu, 745.5691


International Career Forum 2009 (ICF09): International Career Trends
Impact Your Job Search
12-4 pm, Great Hall
Get the latest news on how career trends in global job markets will impact your job
search. Explore cultural competencies and job search skills needed to compete for jobs
in the US and abroad. Learn who is hiring international students. Play Global Career
Jeopardy with our diverse panel of experts! ICF09 is collaboratively sponsored by the
Career Development Center, UC International Programs and the International Business
Club and is open to all students.
Contact: Julia Montier-Ball, Julia.montier-ball@uc.edu, 556.0314

Film: Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert
5 -6:30 pm, MainStreet Cinema
This landmark concert film follows three acclaimed comedians on stage and off as they
life the veil to reveal the humorous truth of what it’s really like to be Muslim in America.
Mo Amer, Azhar Usman, and Preacher Moss poke fun at themselves, their communities,
government, human nature and the tricky predicaments of living in post 9/11 America.
Featuring music of rising indie scene artists, Allah Made me Funny: Live in Concert is
rollicking good fun and gives people of all cultural backgrounds an opportunity to laugh
hard, drop their guard, and open their minds. Sponsored by Muslim American Society
(MAS-UC). This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Mas-uc@mascincy.org

Internationally Inspired Beer Tasting
6-8:00pm, Catskeller
This will be Catskeller’s first Beer Tasting event for Spring Quarter and also the first-
ever Beer Tasting in Catskeller with a worldly theme! Pre-register for this event anytime
you would like if you wish to guarantee a seat. Admission is $10 and includes light
appetizers and six samples of beer influenced from locations all over the world.
Brandon Hagedorn from Cavalier Distributing will be guiding the discussion as
everyone learns and samples together throughout the event.
*All participants must be over 21 years of age to participate in this event.
Due to Ohio law, only a state-issued photo I.D. or a government-issued
military I.D. are able to be accepted as proof of age. For information on
how to obtain an Ohio I.D. card, please contact:
Adam Bankovich at adam.bankovich@uc.edu


                                THURSDAY, April 30


Reading Across Cultures
11:30-12:30, Muntz Lobby, RWC
Prose & Poetry authored by writers from diverse cultures and read by faculty, students
and staff. Readings are presented in English and various other languages. This will also
include trivia questions, prizes and ethnic desserts. Sponsored by Dr. Rita Kumar, Ass’t
Professor of English and Communications.
Contact: Helen Kegler, helen.kegler@uc.edu, 745.5691

Worldfest International Festival
11-3pm, McMicken Commons
The University of Cincinnati hosts over 2,500 students and scholars from over 100
countries across the world. The International Festival, coordinated by UC International,
celebrates respect and appreciation for UC’s diversity as well as infuses a sense of pride
in our global community. A widely popular tradition, the outdoor festival features a
variety of cultural displays and cuisines from student organizations and community
groups. The event also features spectacular cultural performances by students and
community groups, as well as international merchandise. It is our hope that the
Worldfest International Festival will entice and open your mind to explore the different
cultures that exist here in our community. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Andrea Siouris, andrea.siouris@uc.edu, 556.2147


Film: Occupation 101
5-6:30 pm, MainStreet Cinema
A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical roots
of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict,
Occupation 101 presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts on the hidden truths
surrounding the never-ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths
and misconceptions. The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the
United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting
and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are also explained through first-hand on-the-
ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists,
religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been
suppressed in American media outlets. The film covers a wide range of topics, which
include the first wave of Jewish immigration from Europe in the 1880s, the 1920
tensions, the 1948 war, the 1967 war, the fist Intifada of 1987, the Oslo Peace Process,
Settlement expansion, the role of the United States Government, the second Intifada of
2000, the separation barrier and the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, as well as many
heart-wrenching testimonials from victims of this tragedy. Sponsored by Muslim
American Society (MAS-UC). Free and open to the public.
Contact: Mas-uc@mascincy.org


Worldfest International Dance Party: “Culture Clash”
7-10 pm, TUC Great Hall
The office of Ethnic Programs and Services presents the Worldfest International Dance
Party: “Culture Clash.” The program will be dedicated to uniting different cultures
from across the world through dancing. The dance party includes Hip-Hop, Reggaeton,
Punjabi, Filipino, and other culturally-inspired dance music. Free and open to the
public.
Contact: Yakaira Ramos, yakaira.ramos@uc.edu, 556.6008


                                   FRIDAY, May 1

Grand Finale!
11:30-1:30, Commons and Courtyard, RWC
The finale of Worldfest at RWC with a courtyard cookout, basketball hoops, volleyball
free play and cornhole games and featuring Will Lundrum from Love Child Records.
Contact: Helen Kegler, helen.kegler@uc.edu, 745.5691

Film: Planet B-Boy
4-6 pm, MainStreet Cinema with afterparty in the Catskeller following the
film
The screening of Planet B-boy will give a dynamic opportunity for anyone to see
inside the world of b-boying (also known as breakdancing). The documentary
follows four different people around the world as they struggle with their
families, friends, and themselves to succeed in the largest breakdance event held
every year, Battle of the Year. Each year this event showcases the best crews
around the world in battle and show. This event is open to everyone who is
interested in this phenomenon known as b-boying and also just curious about
this other side of life. After the event will be a post-party where people can talk
about the movie and open up little circles for dancing from local b-boys and
dancers. There will also be FOOD and DRINK! Free and open to the public. For
more information on the documentary movie itself visit their website at:
http://planetbboy.com
Contact: Daniel Pham, phamdm@email.uc.edu

Nepalese Classical Music Concert
5pm-8pm, TUC Great Hall
The Nepalese Student Association presents a classical concert featuring Tabala (drum)
and Sitar (a type of guitar). Tabala and Sitar are very popular musical instruments in
South Asia and Nepal and their combination create beautiful, Nepalese classical music.
This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Surya Ghimire, ghimirsp@email.uc.edu, 417.0355


Worldfest Shabbat
6-8:30 pm, Cincinnati Hillel Jewish Student Center
In honor of Worldfest, stop by Hillel for a Worldfest-themed Shabbat. Services start at 6
pm followed by a delicious homemade dinner. This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Bobby Covitz, 221.6728, bobby@hillelcincinnati.org

FNL Hunger Banquet
6 pm, TUC 400ABC
Enjoy the night learning about the economies of various countries and how this affects
their citizenry and food availability. Meal will be provided. Limited participation.
Please call 556.6124 or email Erica.Forrest@uc.edu to make your reservation. This
event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Erica Forrest, 556.6124, Erica.Forrest@uc.edu

                                  SATURDAY, MAY 2

Turkish Night: Movie, Dinner & Belly Dancing
4 – 10 pm, TUC Great Hall
The Turkish Students and Scholars Association presents a night filled with food and
festivities, including two film screenings, a dinner buffet and belly dancing. The two
films will illustrate the distinct styles of Turkish cinema from different time periods; the
buffet dinner will include various appetizers, kebabs, and desserts showcasing the
unique flavor taste of Turkish cuisine. In addition to these there will be a belly dance
show by Akasha. Free and open to the public. Come and enjoy an exclusive Turkish
Night with us!
Contact: Zeynep Cilingir, zcilingir@gmail.com, 368.6819


Happy Birthday Israel! Bash
9 pm, Alpha Epsilon Pi
Stop by AEPi for this awesome party to celebrate Israel’s independence
Come enjoy food, music and a great time. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Bobby Covitz, 221.6728, bobby@hillelcincinnati.org


                                    SUNDAY, MAY 3
Taste of India
3-7 pm, Great Hall
Taste of India is a family-oriented celebration of Indian cuisine and the various facets of
Indian culture. This event will transport you to the Indian sub-continent and provide an
opportunity to experience different varieties of Indian food, music, dance, arts, and other
customs like Mehendi (temporary tattoo) and Rangoli. There will be a mouth-watering
variety of Indian delicacies to choose from. A short cultural program with folk and
classical dance forms from India will enthrall you. Some of the grassroots projects
supported by Aid to India’s Development (AID) that aimed at rejuvenation of forest lands
and ecosystem in India will be showcased.
Contact info: Milind Bapat, 652.7058, milind.bapat@gmail.com

Film: Slumdog Millionaire
7 pm, MainStreet Cinema
“The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is
about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just
one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants
To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on
suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his
innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up,
of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of
Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer
to one of the game show's questions. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story
reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But
one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for
riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to
answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out.
At the heart of its storytelling lies the question of how anyone comes to know the things
they know about life and love.” Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures. This event is free
and open to the public.
Contact: Adam Bankovich, adam.bankovich@uc.edu




Worldfest is co-sponsored by the African American Cultural & Research Center, Aid to India’s
Development, Career Development Center, Center for Community Engagement, Ethnic
Programs & Services, Hillel Jewish Student Center, International Business Club, MainStreet,
Muslim American Society, Nepalese Student Association, Raymond Walters College, Serve
Beyond Cincinnati, Society for Bharatiya Heritage, Student Activities & Leadership
Development, Turkish Students & Scholars Association, University Honors Program, UC
International.

				
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