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World Fest

World Fest
Spring Term | Monday, April 23 - Friday, April 27, 2018

New Zealand Revealed
Monday, April 23 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided
Journey to the Land of the Long White Cloud, where you will encounter breathtaking natural wonders: rainforests, volcanoes, deserts, alpine terrain and an extensive coastline. Learn about the unique offerings of both New Zealand's main islands, and the people and cultures that enliven them. Presented by graduate students and New Zealanders Akshay Sridhar and Joel Lawson.

Intersectionality Explored
Tuesday, April 24 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided
In honor of Gaypril and World Fest, the Caltech Center for Diversity's STEMinar speaker will lead us in a discussion of the intersectionality of identities, sexual orientation, and nationality. Presented by Fred Farina, Chief Innovation and Corporate Partnerships Officer at Caltech.

World Feast: an International Food Fair and Culture Show
Wednesday, April 25 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Avery Courtyard | Feast $5 (cash only)
For just $5 a plate, enjoy a taste of the world!  Food provided by Caltech student clubs, staff, and community volunteers. Enjoy a variety of instrumental, vocal, dance and other cultural performances from 5:30 - 6:00 PM. There is no fee to enjoy the Culture Show.

Redefining Women in Saudi Arabia
Thursday, April 26 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided
Hear first-hand about how changes in Saudi Arabia are creating opportunities for women in the Kingdom. Graduate student Zainab Al Saihati will share her personal story while dispelling stereotypes and misconceptions.

Striving for Sustainability in China
Friday, April 27 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided
Learn about green initiatives and innovations taking place in China’s rural provinces to improve the quality of life while preserving cultural heritage. Presented by graduate students, Yu Su and Jinglin Huang, whose project was funded by the Caltech Y's ACT Award (Advocating Change Together), which challenges students to grow into responsible citizens of the world.

World Fest celebrates the cultural diversity of our campus community and is brought to you the International Offices and the Caltech Y.

Special thanks to all student, staff, and community volunteers!