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11th annual Diversity Celebration held April 3

diversity_celebration_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s 11th annual Diversity Celebration will be held April 3 in Plemmons Student Union from 3-9 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

diversity celebration.jpgThose attending the Diversity Celebration April 3 at Appalachian State University can explore different cultures and traditions from 3 -9 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union.

Appalachian’s 6th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament will kick-off the event on April 1 at Watauga High School.  Adult and youth teams are playing in the match.

Activities for the Diversity Celebration include a wide variety of local and international music, food, dancing and crafts. Performances will include: Appalachian’s Gospel Choir, Australian Storytelling and Dijheridoo Music with Paul Taylor, Mexico Mariachi 2000, Sunday’s Well Irish band, Middle Eastern music and belly dancers and more.

The Diversity Celebration’s foods of the world will showcase Middle Eastern falafel, Caribbean jerk chicken, Latin American tostones, Vietnamese meatballs, Russian tea cookies and African lemonade.

Community members who use the Rivers Street parking deck may request a free parking pass at the celebration.  Other free parking is available after 3 p.m. in the Rivers Street bike lanes, in the Belk Library and Information Commons parking deck and elsewhere on campus after 5 p.m.  A shuttle bus will run every half hour between 2:30-9 p.m. from the stadium parking lot to Plemmons Student Union. Limited parking will be available in the Stadium Lot beginning late afternoon.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.celebration.appstate.edu.

Sponsors of the event include the Appalachian Parents Association, Black Student Association, Blue Horse Promotions Inc., Boone Endodonics; Equity Diversity and Compliance, Faculty and Academic Development, Health Sciences, High Country Dentistry, High Country Printing Inc, International Education and Development, Los Arcoiris Restaurant, MPrints Inc., Multicultural Student Development, Precision Printing Inc, Staff Senate, and individual donors.

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