Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Diversity Celebration

Diversity Celebration

The Diversity Celebration features a wide array of local and international music, eclectic dancing, delectable food, and imaginative crafts. Appalachian students, faculty, staff, K-12 schools, and members of the local community are all invited to join us in this celebration of cultures through art and entertainment.

The Diversity Celebration supports and enhances Appalachian State University's mission of "accepting the responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world," by providing a venue where diverse perspectives, cultures and values are accepted, appreciated and celebrated.

Highlights

  • Panel Discussion: The 1915-1916 Armenian Genocide: History, Memory, and Denial
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    7:30pm
    PSU Roan Mountain Room
    Free event

    Denial is the final stage of genocide. In the early twenty-first century, we are not only observing the unfolding of new genocidal crimes around the globe, but also the rise of genocide denial.

  • A Reading by Joseph Bathanti
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    5:30pm-6:15pm and 6:30pm-7:15pm
    PSU Roan Mountain Room
    Free event

    Appalachian creative writing professor and former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012-14) Joseph Bathanti will read veterans-inspired poetry.

  • Ras Alan - Appalachian Reggae
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    3:00pm-3:45pm
    PSU Cascades Stage
    Free event

    Equal parts Doc Watson and Bob Marley, The Carter Family and Burning Spear, Western North Carolina's own RAS ALAN has been blending old time Appalachian music with reggae rhythms and Rastafari spirit for over 30 years.

  • High Country Cloggers with Dollar Brothers Band
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    6:45pm-7:45pm
    PSU Linville Falls Ballroom
    Free event

    The High Country Cloggers, NC Clogging Champions, are teamed up with The Dollar Brothers for a high energy, family oriented bluegrass stage show.

  • Scenes from Aladdin
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    3:15-4:45pm and 4:00-4:30pm
    PSU Roan Mountain Room
    Free event

    Award winning Appalachian Young Peoples Theater. This version of the children’s classic tells the whimsical story of a group of peddlers who decide to stop selling their wares to put on a play.

  • Lost Jewels of the Ghawazee
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    6:00pm-6:45pm
    PSU Cascades Stage
    Free event

    The North Carolina-based ethnic fusion belly dance troupe takes inspiration from the traditional and modern dances of a variety of cultures. They flavor their belly dance style with the spices of movements and costumes from India, Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Latin America and the Middle East, and constantly explore new and different dance styles to incorporate into their repertoire.

Support

We wish to extend our sincere thanks for our 2016 Diversity Celebration donors:

Individual Donors

  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Billings
  • Mr. John Michael Blackburn
  • Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Burwell
  • Dr. Kathleen T. Brinko and Mr. Jon S. Kwaitkowski
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marshall Cheves, Jr.
  • Dayton Cole
  • Nicole and Alan Crees
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Dale
  • Hank Foreman and John Baynor
  • Ms. Susan H. King
  • Mrs. Terri L. Lockwood
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael W. Mayfield
  • Dr. Geraldine A. Miller
  • Ms. Cindy Wallace and Mr. Allen Moseley
  • Susan and Bruce Pettyjohn
  • Ms. Traci Diane Royster
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Taylor
  • Ms. Elisabeth Old Wall
  • Mrs. Shari L. Williamson
  • Dr. James E. Young and Dr. Carol Marchel

This program is funded in part by the Watauga County Arts Council and Grassroots Funds of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Posters