UNCW's 23rd annual Intercultural Week

January 30 - February 5, 2016

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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.

To submit an iWeek program proposal, please click here and to apply for a booth at the Intercultural Festival, click here. Please email Tiffany Campbell with any questions you may have.

Saturday, January 30

23rd 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 E and N, and along Riegel Road. 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. Schedule of performances can be seen here. Sponsored by the Campus Activities & Involvement Center and the Office of International Programs.

Monday, February 1

Ca$h Cab

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Student Rec Center, Hundley Health Center

Take a ride around campus in our Ca$h Cab! Answer global trivia questions along the way for a chance to win prizes! Sponsored by CROSSROADS.

Music Around the World

2:00-4:00 p.m., Lumina Theater

Dr. Habibi (Philosophy and Religion) demonstrates the superb sound system of the Lumina Theater with a program of recorded musical selections from around the world.


6:00-8:30 p.m., Leutze, 243

An entertaining Algerian comedy, Masquerades (2008) offers a rich glimpse of Algerian and Arabo-Islamic culture. Directed by Lyes Salem, the film has won several prizes at international film festivals and was Algeria's official submission for the 2009 Academy Awards. The film will be preceded by a brief presentation by Dr. Greta Bliss (World Languages and Cultures) and followed by an informal discussion. Sponsored by World Languages and Cultures.

Tuesday, February 2

ACE International Cinema: Slow West

7:00-9:00 p.m. and 10:00-11:59 p.m., Lumina Theater

A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide. Sponsored by ACE.

Wednesday, February 3

A Trip Down 'de' Islands

12:00-2:00 p.m., Amphitheatre

This event is giving the CSA a chance to share random fun facts, have a little Arts and Crafts and Trivia questions for 5 different Caribbean islands (Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica and Trinidad&Tobago). A passport to gather stamps once the activities are completed and some giveaways to filled out passports. While the event is taking place, there will be music from different Caribbean islands playing in the background. Sponsored by Caribbean Student Association.

Fun with Arabic

2:00-2:50 p.m., TBD

Join us for 50 minutes of fun with Arabic. Learn the alphabet, introduce yourself to friends, and write your name in Arabic. Sing along for the big finale. Sponsored by World Languages and Cultures.

Affordable Education Abroad Information Session

4:00-5:00 p.m., Cameron Hall, 111

Explore scholarships, program options, and tips for wallet-friendly ways to study abroad! Sponsored by the Office of International Programs.

Narrative Journalism: A Transnational Dialogue between Latin America and the North

6:30-7:30 p.m., Cameron Hall 105

Diego Fonseca is author and editor of various books of narrative journalism. He is the Editor-at-large of the Peruvian based New Yorker style magazine, Etiqueta Negra and was the Latin American General Editor of America Economia, the principal magazine for Business and Economics in Latin America. He is widely published in cultural magazines in Latin America and Spain. Parking available in Lot R2. Sponsored by World Languages and Cultures.

Thursday, February 4

Global Cafe

5:00-6:00 p.m., Friday Annex, 118

Come enjoy some coffee, tea and snacks in a multi-cultural environment. Meet new people from around the world (including the United States) and play games! Sponsored by the Office of International Programs.

Contact: When the Incas met the Spanish

6:00-7:00 p.m., Cameron 132

What happened when the Spanish arrived in Peru? What caused the fall of the greatest empire of the Americas? Learn of the advanced civilization of the Incas, and how contact between indigenous Americans and Europeans really went. Topics we'll cover include Inca/Quechua culture, cuisine, and the flora and fauna of the Andes. Sponsored by World Languages and Cultures.

Friday, February 5

MyStand Mentor Training

2:00-5:00 p.m., TBD

The My Stand Mentor training is a 3-hour training that will give you the foundation to be a leader and liaison between your group and the CARE office. This program gives an overview of all of the programs that CARE offers and will train you to be an active and engaged resource for your friends and our community. We at CARE know how difficult it can be to take a stand in an uncomfortable situation. This training will give you the skills and knowledge to make your stand and create positive change here at UNCW and in your own life. Sponsored by CARE.

Crimson Peak

7:00-9:00 p.m., TBD

Set in Cumbria, England, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the early 20th century, young author Edith falls in love and marries Sir Thomas Sharpe but then discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be. His home harbors ghostly, mysterious entities and secrets, which he and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, fiercely try to hide. Sponsored by ACE.

Ongoing Events

Enjoy international cuisine all week in UNCW Campus Dining! Wagoner Dining Hall's Chef's Table will serve internationally-themed dishes all week long.