Cultural Festival to celebrate 'We are one'

One World Tribe
One World Tribe

The popular annual One World Cultural Festival will be Feb. 24.

 

            The festival celebrates the many different cultures represented by the Pitt-Bradford student body, faculty and staff and the surrounding community. This year's celebration will feature the band Erie-based band One World Tribe and the theme “We are one.”

 

            Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. Food from four regions (Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America) will be served at tasting stations with authentic recipes coming from student members of the Cultural Festival planning committee.

 

            Between bites, festival goers can visit international displays and booths with activities for all ages, including creating dream catchers with Pitt-Bradford Habitat for Humanity; “Be a Traveler, not a Tourist” with the Hospitality Organization of Students at Pitt-Bradford; henna designs and bubble tea with the Asian Culture Association; drum circle sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford Staff Association; sushi station with Dr. Don Ulin, associate professor of English; basket weaving with the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences; African cultural artifacts; Chinese crafts such as paper cutting and calligraphy with Pitt-Bradford's Confucius Institute scholars.

 

            At 8 p.m., entertainment will begin with Pitt-Bradford's Diamond Steppers, Basic Pitches a capella group, and the Allegheny Mountain Cloggers.

 

            A 8:30 p.m., the award-winning One World Tribe will take the stage with a variety of hip hop, reggae, funk, Latin and world music with central themes of unity and justice.

 

            A committee of more than 20 students, faculty and staff coordinates the annual festival, which is co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, Student Activities Council, Office of the President, Pitt-Bradford's five academic divisions, academic affairs, student affairs, Metz Culinary Management and the Nontraditional Student Association.

 

            For disability needs related to the festival, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.