Story by Peggy Graham
JCCC hosts multicultural night
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College is hosting a dinner and international cultural arts performance on Friday, Dec. 5, as part of its first-ever Multicultural Night, a fundraiser for JCCC’s partner high school in the war-torn region of northern Uganda.
The dinner is at 6 p.m. in room 155 of the Commons Building, and the performance, including a fashion show titled Threads from Across the Globe, begins at 7 p.m. in the Craig Community Auditorium.
Multicultural Night is co-sponsored by the Invisible Children United, a JCCC student organization, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The dinner will consist of international foods. The performance will spotlight a diverse group of JCCC student talent in a show that blends vast worlds of color, song, movement, word and identity. In addition, the performance’s purpose is to signify a collective observance of the current tragedy in northern Uganda.
Invisible Children United is participating in a nationwide campaign called “Schools 4 Schools” in which U.S. students pour resources, time and effort into funding secondary education for east African children. Every dollar raised at Multicultural Night will go to Gulu Senior Secondary School in the town of Gulu, Uganda.
Student performers and their respective countries will be:
Ignacio Carvajal (Costa Rica)
Carolina Deardorff (Colombia)
Luis Gibernau (Paraguay)
Nicolette Paige (United States)
Elaheh Zare Mohazab (Iran)
Ajok Deng (Sudan)
Adam Winnet (United States)
Sumit Singh (India)
Luis Pinto (Brazil)
Renata Oliveira (Brazil)
Ithar Hassaballa (Sudan)
Purevsuren Gantumur (Mongolia)
Tickets are $20, made payable to JCCC with a memo line designation of Invisible Children United. Payments should be mailed to the Center for Student Involvement, Box 7, JCCC, 12345 College Blvd., 66210-1299, by Nov. 26. For more information, call Calvin McConnell, Student Involvement Ambassador, 913-469-7657, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.