Cultural festival set to return

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Students and flags from around the world will fill the Harvin Center on Wednesday, April 24 beginning at 11a.m. The Del Mar College Student Government Association (SGA) is getting ready for International Day at the college.

SGA has teamed up with the DMC English as a Second Language (ESL) Department to try to bring a variety of cultures to participate in the event. While the ESL department is working hard, the SGA would like to encourage students from other countries that are not in the ESL Program to participate.

Beverly Cage, director of the DMC Student Leadership and Campus Life Office (SLCL) said, “Del Mar has over 30 different countries represented. Some of these students already know how to speak English and are not in the ESL program.” SGA members want to give all the students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of where they are from and pass that knowledge along to others.

“Students will have what we call a ‘my country presentation’,” said SGA Secretary Denise Mugabe. “They will be showcasing their country with poster boards or PowerPoint presentations. They could come in their international dress showcasing their culture.”

SGA members are hoping students can bring recipes for traditional foods and that the DMC Food Services staff can replicate the recipes. This will help insure that all food health policies are held in compliance.

“Any recipes suggested must include the ingredients and instructions to feed 10 people,” Cage said.

Any students who would like to participate can stop by Harvin Center Room 105 and let Cage or Mugabe know.

“Students can let us know if they would like to do a poster board, PowerPoint presentation or do a traditional performance from their culture so we can know how much space and time they may need,” Cage said.

Mugabe said, “There is one more meeting to organize the presentation, so any students that want to participate have some time to get involved.”

SGA members would like to have all the people who want to be involved notify them by midnight April 5.

Cage urged all faculty and staff to “tell all the students in your classes about International Day on April 24.”


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