April 15, 2005
HACC's Lancaster Campus will bring the world a little closer when the doors open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, for Multi-Cultural Day- an interactive salute to the world's cultures - designed to broaden the minds and perspectives of Lancastrians. The free event is open to the public at the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, located at 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike in Lancaster.

Multi-Cultural Day features noted speakers such as Frank Littlebear, a York-based professor of Native American culture, who will perform an interactive program of traditional and contemporary styles of Indian dance, music and philosophy.

LittleBear, a member of the Cree Nation, also is a musician and artist who has appeared on network television and radio and is a recognized authority on Native American culture by universities, colleges and historical societies.

Terri Houston, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the director of recruitment and support programs and helps recruit and retain minority students. Houston, known for her unique presentation style, also has helped community groups and businesses build strong inclusive organizations. Her presentation at the Lancaster Campus will explain the basic building blocks needed for leadership development and diversity training.

Kelli Dunham, who bills herself as a Wisconsin-born ex-nun, houseboat-dwelling, skateboard riding, lesbian and touring stand-up comic, will perform. Known for her offbeat style of humor, Dunham also has written several books. Musicians and dancers, like the Philadelphia-based Grupo Fuego (the Fire Group), also will appear at HACC's Multi-CulturalDay, combining a variety of Caribbean music, salsa movements and tropical rhythms.

Calvin Pryce and his Steel Pan Band also bring the sun-drenched music of the Caribbean to HACC with classic jazz, reggae and West-Indian soca (a blend of soul and Calypso) tunes performed with a steel drum, the Caribbean's answer to the xylophone.

N'Boyne, a West African dance group will perform as well as Edward Gardner, a Philadelphia native and musician, who will demonstrate a didjeridoo- a long wooden tube used by the Australian Aborigines to communicate over long distances.

HACC's Multi-Cultural Day also features a noontime snack sampling of exotic foods from Latin America, Europe and Africa. It is held in the East Building Multi-purpose Room 203.

Contact Warren Bair, coordinator of student activities, for information and a complete listing of times and performances at 717-358-2850, or click on the email address below to send an email message.

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