The International Students Association (ISA) is hosting its annual Extravaganza cultural festival March 20-26. Under the theme “One World, Many Faces,” the events will focus on working collaboratively as a community, but recognizing the diverse backgrounds and talents that each person brings to the table.
Activities are themed around various regions of the world and include brown bag lectures, evening discussions, workshops, music and dance performances, a fashion show, and an international food tasting. The week’s keynote address will be presented by Paul Moore Jr., COO and vice president of CitiHope International, a nonprofit that promotes health and disease prevention in rural and underserved populations worldwide.
Throughout the week, the flags of countries represented by our students and community will be displayed on the Quad. The week culminates with the traditional Grand Finale 8 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in the Williams Center for the Arts.
For more information, visit the Extravaganza website.
Extravaganza schedule of events:
Sunday, March 20
- 4 p.m. – Cricket on the Quad (The Quad)
- 6:30 p.m. – Opening celebration BBQ (Portlock Black Cultural Center)
Monday, March 21
- Noon – Europe exhibition (Landis Atrium, Farinon College Center )
- 7 p.m. – Film: Marina of the Zabaleen, story of a seven-year-old girl living in the Muqattam garbage recycling village in Cairo, Egypt (Limburg Theater)
- 9 p.m. – WORDS/ISA open-mic night (Gilbert’s Café backroom)
Tuesday, March 22
- 11 a.m. – Lecture/music demonstration by classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain (Williams Center for the Arts)
- Noon – South Asia exhibition (Landis Atrium)
- 12:20 p.m. – Discussion: Blacks in America and Abroad (Marlo Room, Farinon College Center)
- 8 pm – Zakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar in concert (Williams Center for the Arts)
Wednesday, March 23
- Noon – East and Southeast Asia exhibition (Landis Atrium)
- 12:15 p.m. – Brownbag: Human Trafficking in the 21st Century with Association of Lafayette Feminists (Oechsle Hall)
- 6 p.m. – Keynote speaker: Paul Moore Jr. of CitiHope International (Oechsle Hall) Dinner will be provided.
Thursday, March 24
- Noon – Africa and the Middle East Exhibition (Landis Atrium)
- 12:20 p.m. – Open forum: Middle East Uprisings and U.S. Interventionism with College Libertarians (Oechsle Hall)
- 1:30 p.m. – Samba workshop with Viver Brasil dance company (Williams Center for the Arts)
- 8 p.m. – Viver Brasil: Feet on the Ground (Williams Center for the Arts)
- 10 p.m. – International improv night with Theater Underground (Gilbert’s Café backroom)
Friday, March 25
- Noon – The Americas exhibition (Landis Atrium)
- 12:15 p.m. – Discussion: ISA & TED Club discussion (Kirby Hall of Civil Rights)
- 7 p.m. – International food tasting and fashion show (Landis Atrium)
Saturday, March 26
- 8 p.m. – Grand Finale (Williams Center for the Arts)