||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
International Folk Fair
To Be Held Nov. 14
MAILED: Oct. 29, 1999|
The International Folk Fair will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The fair, which is coordinated by the Center for International Education, will include 17 groups representing 20 different cultures, traditions and organizations around the world.
Some groups will involve visitors in arts and crafts projects and games from the representative culture, and others will give presentations and hold discussions on topics related to different cultures. Food also will be available for purchase.
Each group will have its own room, and visitors to the fair will be given "passports." Visitors will travel from room to room to learn about each culture. After experiencing a room, visitors will earn a stamp in their passports. After seven stamps have been collected, visitors will be permitted to add their names to a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses.
The African Reggae Trio from Hauser Artists, Minneapolis, Minn., will perform from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the main stage in the Blugold Room and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Skylight Lounge.
The Association of Multiracial People is a new group that will participate in the fair this year. There also will be a World Peace room for the first time since the fair began around 30 years ago. Included in the World Peace room will be representatives from the Peace Corps, Global Volunteers and Amnesty International. Visitors will learn ways to find personal peace as well as ways to spread peace throughout the world. The AMP will have a wide variety of foods for sale including food from Puerto Rico, West Africa and Southeast Asia.
A Parade of Nations will begin at 2:30 p.m. starting from the Skylight Lounge and winding through Davies Center.
The fair is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Center for International Education at (715) 836-4411.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 29, 1999