Schedule of Events
MONDAY, MARCH 30
10:30-11:30 a.m. | Winnet Building, S2-3
U.S. Policy at a Time of Global Shifts in Power
William Burke White, Ph.D., J.D., Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania
Co-sponsored by the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society and the Center for International Understanding
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Winnet Building, Great Hall, S2-19
International Festival Opening Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
Lunch begins at 11 a.m. The program will run 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. William Burke-White, Ph.D., J.D., Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania is the featured speaker. The following awards will be presented: Essay and Poetry Contest and Pairat Sethbhakdi Friend of the International Festival Award.
12:45-1:30 PM | WINNET BUILDING, GREAT HALL, S2-19
Celebrating ESL Student Writing
Join in this event celebrating the writing of students enrolled in the English as a Second Language curriculum. Students will share their writing to celebrate their sense of joining a new “family” of English speakers and writers!
3-5 p.m. | Winnet Building, S2-3
FILM SERIES: Grave of the Fireflies
Japan in War and Peace is organized with introductions provided by Akiko More, Foreign Language Department/Japanese and Professor David Prejsnar, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated drama written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. It is commonly considered an anti-war film, but this interpretation has been challenged by some critics and by the director.
TUESDAY, MARCH 31
11:20 a.m. | Winnet Building, Great Hall, S2-19
Third Annual Diane C. Freedman Memorial Lecture: Sailing With King Solomon
Dr. Steven Weitzman, Director of the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Professor of Religious Studies University of Pennsylvania, will discuss the historical figure of King Solomon.
Co-sponsored by the Middle East Center at University of Pennsylvania and the Center for International Understanding at Community College of Philadelphia
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
9:10-10:10 A.M. | WINNET BUILDING, COFFEEHOUSE, S1-22
Families and Cuba: How Will the Change in U.S. Relations with Cuba Affect Families Both in Cuba and in the U.S.? What is Cuba’s Relationship with the Family of American States?
Dr. Lisa Jarvinen, Associate Professor of History at LaSalle University will discuss Cuba, Cubans and Cuban Americans, and the family of American nations. Dr. Jarvinen has recently traveled to Cuba and has taught and written about Latin American history for many years.
10-11 a.m. | Pavilion Building, Klein Cube
International Festival Buffet prepared by CAHM 270 Advanced Food Production, Nutrition and Finishing students and served by CAHM 185 Dining Room Management students. Featuring Buffalo Wings, Chili Mac-n-Cheese, Sausage & Peppers, Israeli Couscous Salad, Arroz Con Pollo, Swedish Meatballs, Churros and Chocolate Mousse.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Winnet Building, S2-3
FEATURED POET: Author Eduardo Corral reading, Q&A and book signing
Co-sponsored by the 2015 Poets & Writers Festival
10:20 A.M.-3 P.M. | BONNELL AUDITORIUM, BG-20
International Cultural Celebration
Stop by anytime between 10:20-3 p.m. for live music, fashion and dance performances:
11:30 a.m.-12:30 P.M. — Kuchpudi dance solos (Classical Indian dance) by the students of Ms. Swathi Gundapuneedi, Siddhendra Kuchipudi Art Academy
1-2 P.M. — International Fashion Show, Poetry Reading and student performances
3 p.m. | Pavilion Building, P2-18
COOKING DEMONSTRATION & TASTING: European Comfort Foods
Michael Naessens, proprietor and Theo Atkinson, executive chef, European Bistro Concepts
Theo Atkinson has more than 20 years of diverse culinary experience as executive chef of Eulogy Belgian Tavern, Beneluxx Tasting Room and Bierstube German Tavern; head chef at Big Fish and Chart House restaurants; and as manager of Giordano produce in the 1990s.
Belgian Meatballs: Beef-Veal-Pork blend with four herbs and spices
Beneluxx Burger Sliders: Chuck, brisket, and short-rib blend combined with seven herbs and spices
German Mac and Blue: Cavatappi in a béchamel sauce blended with New York Extra Sharp Cheddar, Alouette Blue Cheese and Paladin Bavarian Blue
Vegetarian Spaetzle : German pasta with vegetables in a cream-based sauce
Beer Brisket: Beer-braised beef brisket slow cooked with German pilsner and spicy European herb and spice blend
4-7 P.M. | WEST REGIONAL CENTER
Family Cultural Day: Salon @ WERC
Interactive Salon featuring poetry, singing, storytelling, dancing and drumming that celebrates the bonds that hold us together — intergenerational relationships and family heritage. The For Women Collective will emcee and provide performances. Troupe Da Da will return with their vibrant dance and drum workshop. A special family-style open mic session will provide opportunities for attendees to share their multinational stories of struggle and overcome.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
9:40 -10:30 a.m. - Winnet Building, S2-3
The Peony Symphony: Dancing Petals to the Paths of of Art, Music, Poetry, Philosophy and Calligraphy
In this talk, Dr. Michelle Cai Sun, associate professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia, will highlight this floral motif and its diversified symbolism through art, music, philosophy (Daoism) and poetry to bring humanity to ponder on the transience of time and the transcendence of love, life and generative power.
11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. | Winnet Building, Great Hall, S2-19
Religion in the World of The Tale of the Heike
Dr. Royall Tyler is an esteemed translator of Japanese literature, acclaimed for his translations of the Noh plays, The Tale of the Genji and The Tale of the Heike. A descendant of the American playwright Royall Tyler (1757-1826), he was born in London, England, and grew up in America and France. Tyler has taught at Australia National University, The Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oslo, Norway. He resides in rural New South Wales, Australia.
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Project
1-2 P.M. | WINNET BUILDING, COFFEEHOUSE, S1-22
Life of an International Student both at Community College of Philadelphia and Philadelphia’s Neighborhoods
Join a discussion led by the International Student Association (Faculty advisor, Ari Bank, English Department) on the life of an international student both at Community College and in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. As we celebrate families from all over the world, let us take some time to meet and learn from our fellow students who have left their families to travel and experience both the Philadelphia family/community and the family/community here at Community College.
Panelists: Sunhang Yi (South Korea), Maryam Yusuf (Nigeria), Star Parker (Philadelphia/Jamaica), Hiromi Albright (Japan), Tayssir Mazu, Ameerah Muhammad, Linh Vy (Vietnam), Jefferson Bonilla (Ecuador), Seughwan Lee (South Korea); Moderator: Mildred Savard, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies Department
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
9 a.m. | Meet outside the Center for business and industry (CBI)
International Benjamin Franklin Parkway Walking Tour led by Often called the Champs Élysée of Philadelphia, the multiple design influences on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are international in scope. Join professor Michael Stern on a walking tour that will visit a number of the important buildings including the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul (which reflects the 16th century churches of Rome) and the new Barnes Foundation (which features, a cutting edge contemporary building that draws on African themes for many of its design elements.) Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella in case of rain.
1:50 P.M. | WINNET BUILDING, S2-3
How Italian Culture Influences Family and Language
Dr. Eugenio Boldrini, Deputy Consul of Italy in Philadelphia
Are there enduring Italian ideas of the family that visitors can perceive? Are there any differences in the family structure/influence/relevance between the North and the South? Are second/third generation Italians abroad still holding the same principles?
Sponsored by the Student Life Center
Supported by the Divisions of Liberal Studies and Business and Technology