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Multicultural Night is April 18

04/08/14

Multicultural Night is April 18

To celebrate diversity and raise money for the Invisible Children organization, attend The 6th Annual Multicultural Night beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Craig Community Auditorium (GEB 233) at Johnson County Community College.

A silent auction starts off the night’s festivities. Participants can sample appetizers with an international flair while bidding on items donated by:

  • The JCCC pastry chef program
  • The JCCC floriculture program
  • The JCCC horticultural sciences department
  • The JCCC Bookstore
  • Area businesses
  • Donations from JCCC faculty, staff and students 

At 7 p.m., JCCC students will celebrate diversity by sharing their talents for dance, song, original musical compositions, dramatic poetry readings, student videos and more.

Additionally, Carmaletta Williams, professor of English at JCCC, will read from her recently released award-winning book, "My Dear Boy." A performance by Native Americans and an international fashion show (where students model traditional clothing from their homelands) close out the evening.

Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for students (maximum of two tickets per order with student ID). Buy tickets online. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door the night of the event.

For more information, email Susie Sympson, advisor for Invisible Children, or Abdulmajeed Baba Ahmed, public relations officer for Invisible Children.

“These amazing students come together and spend untold hours planning, auditioning, promoting and organizing,” said Sympson, adjunct professor of psychology.

“They also reach out to different clubs and organizations, as well as different campus programs and departments, to offer their contributions to make Multicultural Night an amazing event.”

Money raised at Multicultural Night goes to support Gulu Senior Secondary School, in Gulu, Uganda, via the Invisible Children Schools for Schools program. It also supports rehabilitative services for rescued and escaped children who were abducted and forced to become child soldiers or sex slaves.

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to the cause, contact Sympson or Baba Ahmed for directions on how to do so.

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