UW-Green Bay celebrates diversity at the first annual Festival of Cultures

Campus and the greater Green Bay community are invited to the event on Saturday, April 27, 2024

Green Bay, WI – UW-Green Bay’s Student Engagement Center will be celebrating with food and live music on the Student Services Patio Rooftop outside of the University Union on the UW-Green Bay campus on April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feed the senses with food from the Carribean Cruiser food truck, outstanding live performances, cultural booths, inclusive activities and giveaways.

In addition to the activities and booths, the free Festival will feature three live performances. The first, from 12 – 1 p.m., is the band PEGASIS. The second performance will be from the Hmong dance academy Nakauj Zaj from 1 – 2 p.m. The last performance of the day will be from UW-Oshkosh based traditional Japanese taiko-drumming group, Oshkosh Taiko, from 2 – 3 p.m.

“Our goal is to bring students and the community together along with educating others on different cultures, ethnicities, and countries,” says Signature & Cultural Events Coordinator Nina Dessoir. Each student organization, department, and community group will have a table where they can showcase their culturally unique traditions to the broader community.

The Festival of Cultures is part of the larger mission by the Student Engagement Center to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. There are seven other events planned throughout the month of April to showcase and acknowledge AAPI Hertiage Month. View the full schedule of events.

The festival is free and community members, as well as students, are encouraged to attend. Attendees are advised to park in the Studio Arts parking lot or the Kress Events Center parking lot to best access the festival.

About UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a school of resilient problem solvers who dare to reach higher with the power of education that ignites growth and answers the biggest challenges. Serving 10,300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as 67,500 continuing education learners annually, UW-Green Bay offers 200 academic degrees, programs, and certificates. With four campus locations in Northeast Wisconsin, the University’s access mission welcomes all students who want to learn, from every corner of the world. Championing bold thinking since opening its doors in 1965, it is a university on the rise – Wisconsin’s fastest growing UW. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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