Languages Day

Thursday, March 20, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Grand River Room - Kirkhof Center 2250

Guest Speaker: Alan Headbloom
(Cross-Cultural Consultant and Talk Show Host)

"One Key, One Lock, One Portal You Never Even Knew"

Join us for a full day of language and culture activities:

games, puppets, films, music, food, and more!

Schedule of Events

10:00-10:30 AM J-Pop Flash Mob. [Japanese]

10:30-11:00 AM ¡Canta con los profes! Spanish Sing Along with Prof. Medar Serrata and Prof. Jeanette Banashak. [Spanish]

11:00-11:30 AM Everyone can learn Arabic! [Arab]

11:30-12:00 PM Peace Corps "Use Your Language Skills to Make a Difference"

12:00-1:00 Music / food / etc...

With Music Guest Wazobia - Come, Learn and Dance!

1:00-1:30 PM Career Services "What Can Languages Do For You?"

1:30-2:00 PM Impressions of China [Chinese]

2:00-2:30 PM  Quijoteres! The Ingenious Puppet Don Quijote de La Mancha [Spanish]

2:30-3:00 PM Easter eggs decoration and Marzanna- Farewell to Winter tradition [Polish]

3:00-3:30 PM  Lets Tag GermanyArt Out of the Can [German]

3:30-4:00 PM Idiots and Smugglers [Russian]

4:00-4:30 PM French Sells! [French]

4:30-5:00 PM Jalá, Sushi, Chifa: not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic" [Spanish]

5:00-5:30 PM Sabrosísimo, Music and Dance!

6:00 pm Guest Speaker - Alan Headbloom "One Key, One Lock, One Portal You Never Even Knew"

Questions & Answers  Dialogue with audience.

7:30 pm Film

Amreeka (2009)

Director: Cherien Dabis

A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana. Muna, a single mother in Ramallah, has applied for a visa to the US. When it comes, her son Fadi, an excellent student, convinces her they should go. After an incident at customs begins their exile badly, they join Muna's sister and family in Illinois. Muna needs a job: although she has two degrees and 15 years' experience in banking, she settles for work at White Castle, telling the family her job's at a nearby bank. It's spring, 2003, and the US invades Iraq. While friends come from unlikely places, Fadi meets prejudice at school. How he'll respond to it and to American youth culture and how Muna will sort things out with her family are the rest of the story. Tragedy or hope?