Calendar of Events 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com ; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com, 745.5691 Passport Day 1-4 pm, UC International, 3rd floor Edwards One; by appointment only 30 minute appointments are pre-scheduled by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.email@example.com, 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: Masfirstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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: Masfirstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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.