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UNCW's 22nd Annual Intercultural Week
February 14 - 20, 2015

Celebrate the rich diversity found in Wilmington and the UNCW community. Join us for films, performances, panel discussions and lectures throughout the week. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Check back often as events are added routinely. Sponsored by the Office of International Programs. To submit an iWeek program proposal, please click here and for questions, email Katja Huru. To apply for a booth at the Intercultural Festival, click here.

Saturday, February 14

22nd Annual Intercultural Festival

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Burney Center

A celebration highlighting cultures and countries represented in Wilmington and at UNCW. Food, dance, music, performances and exhibits showcase the rich cultural diversity of our community and beyond. Don't miss the fun! Free parking in lots M and N. Cash or Food Dollars (no meal swipes/no credit cards) for food items. View images of past festivals here. A short video of iFest can be seen here. Sponsored by the Campus Activities & Involvement Center and the Office of International Programs.

Sunday, February 15

The Vagina Monologues

2 p.m., Lumina Theater

The Vagina Monologues consists of a series of short narratives that provides insight into women's personal lives and experiences. Some monologues evoke pain, suffering, and outrage, while others inspire passion, humor and power. First written and performed by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues has been a success for over 15 years. All proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center Inc. and the Carousel Center for Abused Children in Wilmington, with a modest contribution to V-Day, the international movement to end violence against women.

Admission: $8 students, $10 general

Monday, February 16

Multicultural Russia: Film Screening and Discussion

6:30-9:00 p.m., King Hall 101

Virtual travel around Russia learning about different nationalities, languages, and cultural traditions.Includes watching a favorite Soviet comedy film 'Kidnapping, Caucasian Style', dealing with a humorous plot revolving around bride kidnapping, an old tradition that used to exist in certain regions of the Northern Caucasus.The main character Shurik, as a student of the Polytechnic Institute, comes to the Caucasus to study the ancient rites and customs,  fairy tales, legends, toast.  Unsuspecting Shurik agrees to participate in the old rite of 'bride kidnapping'.

Tuesday, February 17

Black Coffee: Exploring African American Romantic Relationships: Film Screening and Discussion

6:30-9:00 p.m., location TBD

Romantic, intimate relationships explored through the experiences of young African Americans will be the focus of this session. A screening of the romantic-comedy film Black Coffee will be followed by an audience discussion lead by Mr. Eric Small, the film's Executive Producer and Dr. Anita McDaniel, Associate Professor in UNCW's Department of Communication Studies.

Tuesday, February 17

Fourth Annual CAS Faculty Research Symposium on Food, the Good, the Bad, the Ugly (PDF)

7:00-9:00 p.m., Morton 100

Few things both express and challenge our humanity like food. From paintings of bread and fruit to arguments about the status of genetically modified food and what defines an organic banana, artists and scientists have explored the role that food plays in sustaining life and culture. Satisfy your appetite for this engaging topic as faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences lead you through a seven course intellectual feast that will expand your thinking, not your waistline.

Wednesday, February 18

Polymers, Quantums, and Poetics: A Reading and Discussion

5:30-7:00 p.m., location TBD

Critically-acclaimed Canadian poet and scholar Adam Dickinson visits UNC-Wilmington, to read and discuss his poetry alongside Wake Forest's Amy Catanzano. Dickinson and Catanzano will discuss the exciting relationship of poetry and science in the twenty-first century. Dickinson's recent creative and critical work is concerned with polymers, biosemiotics, and environmental ethics; and Catanzano's poetry explores what she calls quantum poetics. 

Thursday, February 19

Lunar New Year Celebration

6:00-8:00 p.m., Wagoner Dining Hall

Come to Wag to celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the year of the Sheep! Enjoy delicious Asian cuisine, play games to win fun swag, and learn how to do traditional Asian arts and crafts. Presented by the Office of International Programs and UNCW Campus Dining.

Los Jets Reality Series and Panel

6:00-8:30 p.m., Lumina Theater

Come and watch the real story of Los Jets, a North Carolina high school soccer team made up almost entirely of young Latino men whose parents immigrated here in search of a better life. Some of whom are still waiting for that dream to truly be theirs. Follow their journey as they defy odds, face adversity, experience defeat, and taste victory on and off the field. Join in a panel discussion with Coach Paul Cuadros and former Los Jets players after the showing.

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