2022 | Spring Term | Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22
World Fest, a celebration of the cultural diversity on our campus, features Zoom talks and in-person events to share cultures and community. World Fest is presented by International Student Programs and Caltech Y. For assistance with event links, please email email@example.com.
Snacks of the World
Monday, April 18 | Quiz Answers
A rich variety of student clubs and groups share sweet and savory snacks representative of their cultures, countries, and favorite childhood memories. Take our food quiz to win prizes and scan QR codes to learn more about the history and heritage of snacks around the world.
Ukraine – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Tuesday, April 19 | Slides | Zoom Recording
This presentation focuses on the evolving conflict between Russia and Ukraine. We will discuss the hope for the future of Ukraine by examining its past. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine and Russia maintained a friendly relationship until Russian's annexation of the Crimea peninsula in 2014. Now, the full-scale Russian invasion marks a change in Russia's strategy. But what's next? Let's analyze and discuss together. Donations for relief efforts can be made to a number of charities, including Nova Ukraine or Razom or through a charity of your choosing. Charity Navigator is a recognized resource for evaluating charities. Presented by Roman Korol, Graduate Student from Ukraine.
Struggle for the Family Farm
Thursday, April 21 | Slides | Excerpts from Déjà Vu
The opening up of U.S. agriculture and contract farming brought ruin to small family farms across America. As a result, the median U.S. farm income today is negative $1,800 dollars. Farmers are struggling to feed themselves. Are the 2020 Indian Farm Laws taking Indian agriculture down that same path? We will explore answers to this question after viewing footage of a new documentary, titled "Déjà Vu," featuring recent interviews with U.S. farmers who shed light on the current farm worker protests in India. Presented by Caltech Graduate Student Rajashik Tarafder, and University of Colorado-Boulder Graduate Student Sristy Agrawal, who created the film with renowned Indian scientist-turned filmmaker, Bedabrata Pain.
Culture to Canvas
Friday, April 22
Open to members of the Caltech community only. Priority given to students. Confirmation email and instructions sent to confirmed participants. In-person event.
Learn basic painting techniques through guided instruction, and create an expression of culture through art. Instruction provided by Caltech community member Sonia Tatiana, an art conservator and sculptor originally from Spain. All supplies provided on site. Registration required, space limited. Event will be held on campus with confirmed participants given final instructions and location.
The presentation of speakers should not be considered an endorsement of the speakers' views by the California Institute of Technology, International Student Programs, The Caltech Y, or The Caltech Y Student Activism Speaker Series (SASS) Committee. Views expressed are solely those of the speakers.
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