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International Festival 2013 - Forest Park

International Festival 2013 - Forest Park

International Festival 2013 - Forest Park

International Festival 2013 - Forest Park

International Festival 2013 - Forest Park

Celebrate International Education

St. Louis Community College is sponsoring International Education Celebration activities as an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This celebration is part of the joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. 

Thursday, Oct. 30 

Noon-1 p.m.
Café West, Forest Park Campus
Practical Communication Between Cultures featuring a discussion with Q & A and some role playing presented by Sandra Osburn, Communications; and Darren Osburn, St. Charles Community College.
Do you ever wonder why your significant other gets mad at you for no apparent reason? Or why some people are always 15 minutes late? Or competitive about everything? There's a good chance that you are just viewing the situation from a different cultural standpoint--and simply understanding the other person's view point can help you reduce arguments.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

10-11:30 a.m. 
Café West, Forest Park Campus
Human Trafficking From the Ivory Coast to Missouri
Dive into the realities of what the media will not reveal concerning this major international human rights violation. Is trafficking on the rise? Is sex trafficking more common than labor trafficking? How does human trafficking affect our lives and how can we make a difference? Presented by Amanda Colegrove, Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE) Crime Victim Advocacy Center; and Amanda Mohl, Rescue & Restore Coalition Organizer International Institute.


10 a.m.- noon
Café East, Forest Park Campus
Hear directly from North Koreans who have escaped one of the world’s most brutal regimes as well as those who help advocate for their freedoms. Let the personal become political through LiNK’s engaging multimedia Human Rights presentation.


Noon-1:30 p.m.
Café West, Forest Park Campus
Board Games, Children's Clothing, and Tales of Gold:  French History Outside the Archives
When you think of historical sources, you probably think about documents in archives like personal letters, government reports, or diplomatic messages. While these things are useful, cultural historians investigate everyday objects like posters, games, kitchenware, or clothing that tell us a lot about other people's lives. Presented by Jennifer Popiel, History, Saint Louis University.


Noon-1:30 p.m.
Café West, Forest Park Campus
Who's American? A Close Look at Immigrants on TV
Popular Culture is a powerful influence on what we see as "normal." Join us to learn how contemporary sitcoms use immigrant characters to tell us what it means to be an American. Presented by Ina Seethaler, Women’s Studies, Saint Louis University.


11-11:50 a.m.
Café West, Forest Park Campus
Monstrous Myths: An Anthropological Analysis of The Undead Cannibals
Zombies and vampires. These terrifying cannibalistic creatures and their imagery is pervasive in contemporary popular culture. But where did these myths originate? Monstrous Myths will examine numerous international origins of "those that return" in their respective cultural and historical contexts. Presented by Jennifer J. Nolan, Anthropology, Sociology, and Languages, University of Missouri-
St. Louis.


10-11:30 a.m.
Café West, Forest Park Campus
Labor Trafficking: The Realities of Modern Day Slavery in the U.S.
Human trafficking encompasses many forms of victimization and exploitation, including labor trafficking. Discover the realities of domestic labor trafficking in the United States. Learn the various types of labor trafficking as well as why explanation of the hidden nature of labor trafficking as well as why so many unidentified or misidentified cases persist. Presented by Erin Heil, Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.


8-9:15 a.m. & Noon-1:15 p.m.
Café West, Forest Park Campus
Global Conversations
Members of the Forest Park faculty, staff and administrators will discuss their definitions of global citizenship and cross cultural experience.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
SS-102, Florissant Valley Campus
Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: T. Roosevelt in the Caribbean
Assistant Professor Mike Metroulas presents An analysis of the impact of Teddy Roosevelt's foreign policy on the Caribbean nations and peoples.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Student Center, Meramec Campus
International Bazaar
Activities will include Selfie Photo Booth, International food samples, and sale of Fair Trade crafts. These activities will continue Tuesday, Nov. 18, Wednesday, Nov. 19, and Thursday, Nov. 20.

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Student Center, Meramec Campus
International Student and Study Abroad Panels
International students will discuss the similarities/differences between the education systems in the United States and their home country. Study abroad students will discuss their educational experiences overseas.

1-2 p.m.
Terry M. Fischer Theatre, Florissant Valley Campus
SEED and YFU Exchange Students Host a Cultural Celebration

2 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Wildwood Campus
Science, Technology and Human Rights
Join us for a poster presentation, lecture and discussion sponsored by the campus’ chapter of Amnesty International.


11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Student Center, Meramec Campus
International Film

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Student Center, Meramec Campus
International Bazaar
Activities will include Selfie Photo Booth, International food samples, and sale of Fair Trade crafts. These activities will continue Wednesday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Nov. 20.

11 a.m.-noon
Multipurpose Room, Wildwood Campus
Trinidad: Land of Steel Drums, Calypso, Limbo, and Dr. Chalkdust
Presented by Assistant Professor Linda H. Collins. Lunch provided for attendees.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cafeteria, Café East, Café West, Forest Park Campus
Forest Park International Festival
Join the International Club, as well as ESL, Foreign Languages, Culinary, and Humanities students, faculty and staff for our yearly celebration of Forest Park Campus' unique intercultural diversity. Learn about the customs and cultures of other countries through fashion shows and live performances. Take in Foreign language demonstrations and learn about opportunities for student Study Abroad as well as local K-8 language immersion schools.

12:15-1:15 p.m. & 4:30-5:50 p.m.
Patio (weather permitting) or Lobby, Wildwood Campus
Drum Circles
Rhythm has been used to communicate many things across the years and miles from one culture to another. Share in this unique and timeless experience presented by student Ryan Gross.

2-4 p.m.
Commons, Patio and Front Lawn, Wildwood Campus
International Games
Join the League of Extraordinary Gentleblokes, the Chess Club and the Disk/Frisbee Club on Tuesday and Thursday for international games such as Mah Jong, Mancala, chess as well as American favorites like washers, horse shoes and Can Jam.  


All Day
Lobby, Wildwood Campus
International Book Exchange
Travel in your mind to a new place and learn about different peoples through literature!  Leave one of your favorite books with a cultural theme and take another.

8 a.m.
Multipurpose Room, Wildwood Campus
Communication Across Cultures 
Students from Professor McCloskey’s Cultural Communications class present their findings about how cultural background and language impact the way we understand one another.

9:30-10:30 a.m.
TC-105, Florissant Valley Campus
Mission in Haiti
Dr. Patricia Wolff, founder of Meds and Food for Kids, will show a short film and discuss her story and mission in Haiti.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lobby, Wildwood Campus
The Tradition of Sembatsuru
Michael Young, instructor, will demonstrate the Japanese tradition of senbatsuru, the folding of a thousand origami cranes to make a wish come true.

10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
IR First Floor, Florissant Valley Campus
EXPO for STLCC Global Institute
A showcase of the many global courses, opportunities, clubs, study abroad trips, and library resources of Florissant Valley.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Student Center, Meramec Campus
International Bazaar
Activities will include Selfie Photo Booth, International food samples, and sale of Fair Trade crafts.

12:15-12:45 p.m.
Lobby, Wildwood Campus
Educating the Children of Nepal
Learn from Alexis Mead, director of Development and Operations of the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation about how the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation helps educate and empower severely underprivileged children to reach their full potential as citizens of Nepal. Information will be displayed in the lobby all week.

12:15-12:45 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Wildwood Campus
Off the Record: Hot Topics, ISIS Crisis in the Middle East
Join us for an open discussion about ISIS in the Middle East facilitated by Lisa DeLorenza, instructor, Political Science, Layla Goushey, English professor, and Samad Javed, student.
6 p.m.
Room 202, Wildwood Campus
Ice Age (La Era de Hielo)
Watch a sabertooth tiger, a sloth and a wooly mammoth as they try to return a lost human infant to their tribe, all in Spanish! Snacks provided.
7-8 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Wildwood Campus
The Risk of Human-Caused Climate Change
Larry Lazar, from the Climate Reality Project, will present the facts about the climate crisis and engage in a conversation about how to solve it. Sponsored by the Science Club.


11 a.m.-noon
Café West, Forest Park Campus
Syria: The Unheard Alternative View
Participants will have an opportunity to learn out viewpoints on recent events in Syria that have been largely ignored by news media. Rihab Sawah, physics instructor at Florissant Valley, and her husband, Anthony Clark, business and economics instructor at Florissant Valley, will share their personal insights and observations, along with those of family and friends who remain in Syria, to offer a more intimate understanding of the region, its people and the challenges they face.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Room 105, Training Center, Florissant Valley Campus
An Insider’s View of Cuba
Guest speaker Lorenzo Fernando Gonzalez will discuss the country and culture of Cuba.

1-2 p.m.
Student Center Multipurpose Room, Florissant Valley Campus
Cuban Celebration
The Florissant Valley Choir will sing “Guantanamera,” followed by clips from the award-winning documentary “Buena Vista Social Club” and a discussion of Cuban music.


10-11:30 a.m.
Café West, Forest Park Campus
Study Abroad Workshop
Come learn about opportunities for affordable Study Abroad, as well as scholarship opportunities and strategic planning for financing and preparing for your change to learn about countries, cultures, and languages. Study Abroad faculty and coordinators will be on hand to offer suggestions, answer questions, and provide recommendations for your global voyage!  

Throughout the Week - Nov. 17-21

Various Locations in Eureka, MO
International Cuisine Specials
Students who visit Los Cabos Mexican Family Restaurant (54 The Legends Parkway), O’Dell’s Irish Pub & Ale House (141 S. Central Ave.), and Joe Boccardi’s (121 Boccardi Lane) in Eureka, MO during the week will receive a 10 percent discount if they show their student ID.

Lobby, Wildwood Campus
Aboriginal Art Display
View artwork created by STLCC-Wildwood students in the aboriginal style.

International Pin Project
Everyone on campus is invited to pin the places from where their ancestors came and the places they have visited on an international map.

International Artifacts Display
A collection of interesting items from around the world contributed by the faculty and staff at Wildwood will be on display during the week. Visit the table and see if you can guess which country the items came from.

International Travel Poster Display