Spring Festival of Cultures to highlight our rich MCW community
March 14, 2013 College News - Celebrate culture, community, and diversity at the 2013 Spring Festival of Cultures at the Medical College of Wisconsin on March 27-29. This third annual festival is organized by the Student Spring Cultural Planning Committee, the Office of Diversity, the Diversity Advisory Committee, and the Institute for Health and Society’s Global Health Program. The event is part of the college’s effort to enhance diversity and inclusion.
“It’s essential that we positively promote the diverse skills and experiences of the MCW community,” said Stephen W. Hargarten, MD, Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Global Health. “Learning about the diverse cultures and countries that our students, faculty, and staff represent, allows us to celebrate from neighborhoods and nations.”
The three-day event features a variety of activities, all of which run from noon – 1 p.m. All events are free and open to the MCW community and the public.
The festival kicks off on Wednesday, March, 27, with a cultural market in the College’s cafeteria lobby. As part of the event, students, faculty, and staff decorate a table and feature food and information from a specific culture. Davians will provide diverse food offerings in the MCW cafeteria. To host a cultural table, contact Alicia Moore, 955-8626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event continues on Thursday, March, 28, in the College’s Health Research Center Auditorium with a quiz bowl. Teams of 1-5 people will compete simultaneously to answer global-themed questions in the categories of: Geography, Sports, Science, Entertainment, Politics, Culture, History, and Food. There are prizes for the winning team members. To register for the global quiz bowl, visit the Global Health Program website.
The event wraps up on Friday, March, 29, with a fashion show and cultural attire day in the College’s Alumni Center. The show features students, staff, and faculty in cultural attire along with music. To participate in the fashion show, contact Alicia Moore, 955-8626 or email@example.com.
In addition, Davians will be providing diverse food offerings from around the world in the cafeteria Wednesday through Friday.
“Our campus is rich with cultural diversity,” said Alonzo P. Walker, MD, Ruth Teske Professor in Surgical Oncology and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Diversity. “During this third annual Spring Festival of Cultures, we will showcase that diversity and celebrate the MCW community.”
For more information, contact Alicia Moore, 955-8626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.