International Festival Starts Today at NE

Northeast Campus Dance Professor Linda Quinn kicks off NE’s two-day International Festival at 9:30 a.m. today with a performance in the Student Center, Center Corner, Room 1615A. Her performance will be followed by the “History of US Immigration” by NE Assistant History Professor Ann Rye.

At 12:30 p.m., Juan Hernandez, a political consultant in Guatemala, Canada, the United States and Mexico, will discuss “The New American Pioneer–The Latino Agenda in 2010,” also in the Center Corner.

Live performances include the North Side High School Mariachi Band, Silver Spurs; Ballet Folklórico Azteca de FW, Mountain View College Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Grupo Pakal: Mayan Performing Arts.

A movie of the day will be shown in the Student Center during the festival. Available Tuesday is “Bajo la Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon),” and “El Norte (The North)” will play Wednesday.

The library will feature the Al Mogor African Art Exhibit, Ivette Ramos Art Exhibit, “Por los senderos de mi creatividad”, and the Elsa Levy Book Exhibit. On display in the Student Center, Center Corner, are international photography and currency exhibits. The Carlos Guerrero Art Exhibit, “Los colores de mi Tierra” can be viewed in the Student Center.

Foods from various cultures can be sampled at the “Taste of Cultures of the World” in the Student Center, Center Corner. International cuisine also will be served in the cafeteria.