GPC Celebrates International Diversity in November

11/03/2010
Contact: Roger Barnes
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Author: Roger Barnes

Dancing, food, film, culture and entertainment from around the world will all be on display at Georgia Perimeter College Dunwoody Campus this month. November is International Education Month, and Dunwoody Campus is planning a number of cultural and international activities to celebrate GPC’s international diversity.

“International Education Month is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide and celebrate the vast international diversity on our campus,” said Eric Kendrick, International Education Month chair. “Our film, ‘The Harimaya Bridge,’ is an excellent film for students and the community to attend. It’s produced by Danny Glover. I’ve already seen it, and it’s great.”

Among the most interesting events planned for the month, Kendrick said, is the Japanese Garden lecture by the distinguished garden designer from North Carolina.

“Dunwoody Campus has had a long and effective relationship with the Japanese Consulate in Atlanta,” Kendrick said. “This will be a great lecture.”

November’s lineup also includes a Japanese Film Festival (shown on all five campuses), a Brazil festival, a Vietnamese festival, a Native American festival, an International Student Cultural Celebration and many other smaller events.
GPC also will feature the debut of “Diversity at GPC: A Documentary,” a student-produced documentary, which can also be viewed on YouTube.

You can find the documentary here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVZwAdIAmqU

Calendar of Events:

●Thursday, Nov, 4: Japanese Garden Lecture, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., C Auditorium.

●Thursday, Nov, 4: Salsa Lessons, 3 to 4 p.m., B-1601 (You don’t have to be a star to join the Spanish Club at their weekly Salsa lessons.)

●Monday , Nov. 8: Origami – Japanese paper folding, 1 to 2 p.m., C-D Atrium

●Tuesday, Nov. 9: Yut – Korean traditional board game, 1 to 2:30p.m., C-D Atrium

●Tuesday, Nov. 9: Japanese Film Festival, “The Harimaya Bridge,” 2:30 p.m. (120 mins), C Auditorium. Produced by and starring Danny Glover.

●Wednesday, Nov. 10: Africa Trivia Game, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., B-2100-2101. (How much do you know about the enchanted continent of Africa?)

●Wednesday, Nov. 10: Native American Celebration, 1 to 2:30 p.m., C-D Atrium.

●Thursday, Nov. 11: Spanish Message Board, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., C-D Atrium. (Start your own conversation, or add to someone else’s. Just be creative.)

●Thursday, Nov. 11: Giant French Scrabble & French Trivia, 1 to 2:30 p.m., C-D Atrium. (This is not your mom and dad’s scrabble.)

●Thursday, Nov. 11: Salsa Lessons, 3 to 4 p.m., B-1601.

●Monday, Nov. 15: Global Wall, noon to 2 p.m., D Building hallway. It’s not the Great Wall, but come by anyway and write about or draw pictures of where you’re from, where you’ve been, or where you’d like to go and anything else about your cultural heritage or your global interests.

●Tuesday, Nov. 16: Cultural Celebration, noon to 2 p.m., Student Center B-2100/2101.

●Tuesday, Nov. 16: Study Abroad Information table, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Center 2nd Floor. Share a cultural celebration with GPC’s international students and learn about study abroad opportunities.

●Wednesday, Nov. 17: Taste of Vietnam, noon to 2 p.m., C-D Atrium.

●Thursday, Nov. 18: Brazil Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., C-D Atrium.

●Thursday, Nov. 18: Salsa Lessons, 3 to 4 p.m., Spanish Club B-1601.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves more than 25,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.